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(a) 89.5 cm (centre back) 48.0 cm (waist, flat) (overcoat)
(b) 10.0 × 168.0 × 0.2 cm (belt)
(c) 119.5 cm (centre back) 47.0 cm (sleeve length) (coat)
(d) 45.0 cm (centre back) 36.0 cm (sleeve length) (top)
(e) 95.0 cm (outer leg) 52.0 cm (waist, flat) (culottes)
(f) 29.5 × 109.0 × 0.2 cm (belt)
(g-h) 27.5 × 39.0 × 0.2 cm (each) (leggings)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the artist, 2006
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Outfit comprising pale green slubbed silk overcoat with tie belt, woven check silk coat, orange silk crop top and matching long silk culottes. The overcoat is open-fronted with shoulder pleats, deep armholes to a gathered waistline and an irregular panelled hemline. The overcoat fastens with a sage green silk sash threaded through six fabric belt loops and is lined in orange and black silk. Worn underneath, the check silk coat is oversized with wide sleeves and features a shawl neck collar in contrast pale green silk. This forms the lapel and descends down the centre front to reach the hemline. There are two deep patch pockets either side of the centre front with decorative bows. The coat fastens with two fabric ties attached to inner front waist. The orange silk crop top features a scoop neckline and decorative slashes across the sleeve, front and back bodice. The matching culottes fasten at the waist with an orange silk sash which passes through fabric belt loops. The outfit is worn with two sage green ruched leggings which fasten with four fabric ties at each side.