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recycled knitwear, found 1950s fabrics, leather, metal
(a) 74.0 cm (centre back) 51.0 cm (sleeve length)
(b) 96.0 cm (outer leg) 68.0 cm (inner leg)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the artist, 1998
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The jacket is made from recycled knitwear and fabrics. It has a distinctive pieced design formed by triangular pieces of knit, in blues, purple and yellow, that runs down the right sleeve and across the back and up the left sleeve and across the back. The design simulates the game of snakes and ladders. The main body is made from black mohair. The jacket is lined with various printed fabrics from the 1950s. The trousers are red leather with a contrasting black leather waistband. The front has two zip hip pockets, zipper front fly. The back of each trouser leg features a zipper running from the hem to the waistband. A row of silver studs decorates the back hip line. The trousers are lined with black silk.