Collection Online
cotton, silk, suede, metal, plastic, wood
97.0 cm (centre back) 52.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
label, inside of halter, woven in white on black acetate: akira 2
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds from the Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists, 2005
© Courtesy of the artist
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Halter neck style evening dress in aubergine cotton with digital printed motif at clustered beads. The detachable halter is heavily embroidered with beads, sequins four pearls on a cotton ground over a suede leather strap. The dress wraps in a curved panel from front to back. The back is open, joining at the waist to form a bridal like train detail. Inside second fabric layer with the same digital print on white silk ground forms the lining and is stitched to the front in wide quilt seams. The hemline features bands of decorative top stitching. The halter neck joins to the front bodice at either side with leather ties threaded through the front two gold coloured metal eyelets.