Collection Online
leather, viscose rayon, silk
(a) 67.0 cm (centre back) 65.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 111.0 cm (outer leg) 35.0 cm (waist, flat) (trousers)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
(a) label, back neckline, woven in gold metallic thread on black cotton: Jenny Bannister
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 brown leather long sleeve jacket is machine embroidered with black thread, with an intricate design representing a detailed muscular structure of a well developed male torso. Lined in pink silk, the inside is also decorated with an intricate embroidered design in dark pink thread representing the skeletal system. The matching brown leather trousers, have a wrapped waist with four ties. The trousers are constructed from large irregular shaped pieces of leather glued and studded together with a jagged hemline. The trousers are lined with black silk.