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90/660 Ensemble, 'Waratah', womens, consisting of skirt, top and overskirt, silk taffeta, Linda Jackson, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1984. Click to enlarge.

'Waratah' outfit by Linda Jackson

Designed
Three piece womens outfit in pink and red silk taffetta inspired by the Australian native flower waratah. The floor length skirt is very full, gathered to a narrow waistband, it has a deep scalloped hem, and a centre back vent opening with a press stud at the waistband. Attached at the waistband are layers of small pink and red silk 'petals'.

The red silk top is of a sleeveless halterneck style, with a sash tie at the waistband, it has an open back with broad double straps open from the …

Summary

Object No.

90/660

Object Statement

Ensemble, 'Waratah', womens, consisting of skirt, top and overskirt, silk taffeta, Linda Jackson, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1984

Physical Description

Three piece womens outfit in pink and red silk taffetta inspired by the Australian native flower waratah. The floor length skirt is very full, gathered to a narrow waistband, it has a deep scalloped hem, and a centre back vent opening with a press stud at the waistband. Attached at the waistband are layers of small pink and red silk 'petals'.

The red silk top is of a sleeveless halterneck style, with a sash tie at the waistband, it has an open back with broad double straps open from the shoulder to the waist. Applied to the front bodice are a series of rounded overlapping petal shapes also in red silk.

The overskirt is constructed from red and pink silk large petal shapes, overlapping and falling to ankle length, smaller rounded petal shapes are applied around the waistline, with short sash ties at the centre back.

Marks

Marks present

Production

Notes

This ensemble was from the [Bush Couture Blossoms] collection previewed at the William Street Studio, Sydney in 1984.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mr Dennis Lear under the Australian Government's Tax Incentives for the Arts Scheme, 1990

Acquisition Date

12 July 1990

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Wikipedia

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