Collection Online
Survival and atomic bombing
cotton, glitter dust, adhesive, polyester, plastic
(a) 79.5 cm (centre back) 67.5 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 110.5 cm (outer leg) 43.0 cm (waist, flat) (trousers)
Place/s of Execution
Auckland, New Zealand
(a) none
(b) label, centre back, woven in gold on black acetate: WORLD / COUTURE
label, centre back, woven in black on white acetate: M / MADE IN / NEW / ZEALAND
label, centre back, woven in black on white acetate: 100% / COTTON
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with the assistance of Kerry Gardner, 2008
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
Two piece men’s suit painted in blue and white glitter dust with a design of black palm trees in silhouette against a blue Pacific sky. (a) The single breasted jacket fastens centre front with one plastic button and there are two pockets at hip level and one pocket at the left proper breast. (b) Matching trousers with front fly fastening, narrow waistband with belt loops and side pockets.