Collection Online
rayon (crepe), polyester (satin)
(a) 130.0 cm (centre back) 31.5 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 58.0 (outer circumference) 25.5 cm (height) 8.5 cm (width) (hat)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
(a) label, centre back, woven black on white polyester: MADE BY / Linda Jackson / SYDNEY
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists, 2010
© Linda Jackson/Licensed by Copyright Agency, Australia
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
1940s-style dress made of vintage pale green/beige crepe. Sunray-pleated long skirt, red satin bias binding hem, white crepe one-shoulder bodice decorated with hand painted rose by Charlotte Barnes.

In her early collections, Jackson used a selection of vintage fabrics - printed cotton and luxurious silks - to create sundresses, playsuits and evening wear with a nostalgic twist. Dying rose has been created out of vintage sunray crepe, and the accordion pleats reflect the influence of mid-twentieth century design on Jackson’s artistic practice. The asymmetrical dress features a delicate image hand painted by Charlotte Barnes which she painted on fabric that had been pre-cut by Jackson.