Collection Online
plastic, vinyl, cotton, PVC, metal, paint, nylon
76.0 cm (centre back) 49.0 irreg. (width)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Anne Playfoot, Member, 1998
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Tunic style mini dress, with a scoop neckline and low-cut arm holes. the front panel consists of a bottom layer of black vinyl coated cotton, with a diagonal overlay of fine metal foil mesh. This is covered by a layer of clear plastic, which is painted on the underside in orange and purple, with a geometric and random splatter design. The back panel is black vinyl coated cotton. A length of PVC tubing wraps across the front panel and then criss-crosses over the back of the dress, supported by three metal hoops, two at the shoulders, the other at hip level. The dress fastens down the left side seam with a metal zip.