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Crazy crochet dress, Del eye print leggings and crochet rooster beanie
2008 {Garden of Eden collection 2008}

wool, cotton, plastic, metal
(a) 75.0 cm (centre back) 38.5 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 102.0 cm (outer leg) 32.0 cm (waist, flat) (leggings)
(c) 45.5 cm (circumference, outer) 35.0 cm (height) 29.0 cm (width) (beanie)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
(a) label, back neck, woven, lurex on black polyester: Romance Was Born
(b) label, back waist, woven, lurex on black polyester: Romance Was Born
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists, 2009
© Romance Was Born
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
Outfit comprising crochet dress, printed cotton leggings, and matching crochet hat. (a) Sleeveless, knee-length multicoloured crochet dress comprised of numerous patches of three dimensional animals, flora and appliqué cotton eyes. Dress has v-neckline and fastens down centre with four metal hook and eyes. (b) Stretch cotton leggings with all-over print of eyes and lips (print designed by Del K. Barton) Elastic waistband. (c) Crochet rooster beanie executed in multicoloured wools, lurex and cotton decorated overall with pom-poms, gold coloured chains, buttons, appliqué eyes and lips. Fastens under the neck with two long fabric ties ending in large hot pink pom poms.