Collection Online
plastic, paint, cotton, found long-line bra, metal
97.0 cm (centre back) 31.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
signed in black paint on second layer of the skirt, lower proper right edge: JB / 0
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the artist, 1998
© Jenny Bannister
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
A strapless dress with a 1950s style full skirt made of layers of plastic. The bodice is constructed over a strapless long-line bra, which is covered in plastic. The top layer of the dress is clear plastic, the second layer of plastic is hand painted with large circles in red, blue, purple, white and black. The second layer of the bodice has inserts of black cotton netting and the top edge is finished with white plastic tubing. Additional white plastic tubing is wrapped around the waist. The dress fastens down the back with a series of 7 metal hooks and eyes.