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99/6/12 Outfit, 'Mondrian', womens, comprising dress, belt, hat and earrings (pair), cotton / plastic / metal, designed by Linda Jackson / Peter Tully, retailed by Flamingo Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1975. Click to enlarge.

'Mondrian' outfit by Linda Jackson and Peter Tully

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 …


Object No.


Object Statement

Outfit, 'Mondrian', womens, comprising dress, belt, hat and earrings (pair), cotton / plastic / metal, designed by Linda Jackson / Peter Tully, retailed by Flamingo Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1975

Physical Description

Dress: womens fitted skirtwaist dress which falls to about mid calf length made of white cotton. The tailored bodice has a V-neckline with shawl collar and full short sleeves that have turned up cuffs decorated with small fabric covered buttons, green on one and pink on the other. There is red bias tape trim at centre front, neckline, sleeves and the hem. The bodice has an orange patch pocket at proper left breast and a narrow yellow patch pocket at proper right breast. The full skirt is gathered onto the waist and has two large patch pockets at left and right front at hip level, one is green and the other is royal blue. All the patch pockets are trimmed with red bias tape. The centre front opening fastens with six fabric covered buttons in different colours. The dress is machine sewn and unlined.

Belt: wide belt made of white cotton trimmed with red cotton tape and fastens with a large circular buckle covered with red cotton.

Hat: square beret-style hat made of white and green cotton with red cotton trim. The hat is machine sewn and partially lined with stiffening fabric.

Earrings: pair of painted white plastic earrings. One earring is a square and the other is a rectangle. The square earring is decorated with green and red bands and the rectangular one with a red band. Both have metal screw clasps attached.



The outfit was made in 1975 by Linda Jackson and the earings by Peter Tully 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 year Kee opened the 'Flamingo Park Frock Salon', filled with Jackson's 'Jackson Couture'. For the next ten years, Jackson and Kee worked as prolific and highly successful collaborators, 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 launched 'Bush Couture'. See De Teliga, J., and Jackson, L., 'Linda Jackson, The Art of Fashion', Fontana, Australia, 1987.



This outfit was part of the Bondi Pavilion Parade, Sydney in 1975.

The dress is pictured in Kee, J., 'A Big Life', Lantern, p.151.


Credit Line

Purchased 1999

Acquisition Date

3 February 1999

Cite this Object


'Mondrian' outfit by Linda Jackson and Peter Tully 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 1 July 2022, <>


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