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cotton, found 1950s fabrics
60.0 cm (centre back) 26.0 cm (waist)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
label, woven in cotton and metallic thread, silver on black, machine sewn inside back: 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 short strapless dress features recycled 1950's fabric. The bodice has a tie back, made from printed fabrics in yellow, grey and mauve. The full skirt in black cotton fabric is made in two tiers, with rope running through each section. The front skirt has two circular pockets made from various print fabrics.