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Womens outfit made by Linda Jackson

Jenny Kee collection of clothing, textiles, artwork and archive, Australia/England/Japan/Africa/USA 1967-1995

Jenny Kee (born Sydney 1947) is one of Australia's most important designers, best known for designing and retailing a unique range of colourful clothing and knitwear. One major theme links all aspects of this collection, Jenny Kee's love of Australia's unique natural environment. Her garments are a canvas for her artwork featuring images of native flora and fauna, the opal gem stone …


Object No.


Object Statement

Outfit, womens, comprising jacket, skirt, trousers, belt, scarf and earrings (pair), cotton / metal / nylon / plastic / glass, by Linda Jackson, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1975

Physical Description

Outfit, womens, jacket/skirt/pants/belt/scarf/earrings, cotton/metal/plastic, Linda Jackson, Australia, 1975.

Outfit comprising loose-fitted Chinese-style jacket, full skirt, slim-fitting pants, belt and square head scarf in glazed cotton chintz featuring aqua lattice on a black ground and a pair of drop earrings.

Jacket: loose fitting, mid-thigh length, A-line jacket with high stand collar and short slightly puff sleeves that have wide turned up cuffs. There are two large patch pockets at left and right front at hip level and two holes at waist level for the belt to thread through. The centre front opening fastens with three sets of ties. The jacket is machine sewn and unlined.

Belt: wide belt backed with grey stiffening facing and large circular, fabric covered buckle.

Skirt: full four gored skirt that falls to just above the ankle. Proper left side seam opening fastens with a black nylon zipper and a metal hook and eye. The skirt is machine sewn and unlined.

Trousers: a pair of tight fitting capri pants with a wide waistband and slim legs that shape in at the hem. Proper left side seam opening fastens with a black nylon zipper and a dark green plastic button. The trousers are machine sewn and unlined.

Scarf: rectangular scarf with edges hemmed, it is machine sewn and unlined.

Earrings: a pair of drop earrings made up of a black glass bead and a drop to a black plastic ball covered with white plastic mesh. A metal clasp is attached to the back of each glass bead.


Jacket, skirt and trousers: black fabric label 'CREATED BY/Linda Jackson', white fabric label 'HAND WASH', navy blue fabric label 'Flamingo Park/SYDNEY'. The belt, scarf and earrings have no marks.



This outfit was designed by Linda Jackson in Australia.

Jackson studied fashion design at Emily Macpherson College and photography at Prahan Technical College in Melbourne. In the late 1960's and early 70's she travelled through Asia, and lived in New Guinea in 1969. In 1972 Jackson worked in Paris and developed her interest in working with fabrics draped over a form. in 1973 she showed her first range of clothing at the Bonython Gallery in Sydney and met Jenny Kee. Later that yea, Kee opened the 'Flamingo Park Frock Salon', filled with Jackson's 'Jackson Couture'. For the next ten years Jackson and Kee worked as proflific and highly successfulcollaborators, becoming internationally acclaimed for their contribution to a unique Australian style. In 1981 Jackson and Kee staged their last joint show and in 1983 Jackson launced 'Bush Couture'. See De Teliga, J., and Jackson, L., 'Linda Jackson, The Art of Fashion', Fontana, Australia, 1987.

This outfit was made by Linda Jackson in Australia.

This outfit was made in 1975.



This outfit may have been featured in the Bondi Pavillion Parade in 1975.


Credit Line

Purchased 1999

Acquisition Date

3 February 1999

Cite this Object


Womens outfit made by Linda Jackson 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 1 July 2022, <>


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