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2011/43/18 Outfit, from Autumn-Winter 2004 collection, comprising shirt, T-shirt and skirt, womens, shirt, cotton lycra blend / cotton / glass / metal / plastic / silk, designed and made by Easton Pearson, Brisbane, Queensland, worn by Catherine Martin, Australia, 2004. Click to enlarge.

Outfit by Easton Pearson

Designed
This ensemble was designed by Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson for their Easton Pearson autumn-winter spring-summer 2004 collection and is an excellent example of the fashion labels distinctive signature. The Brisbane based duo are among Australia's most innovative and successful fashion labels and their collections are sold through some of the world's top boutiques.

While acknowledging current fashion trends, ensembles like this reflect the designer's independent and experimental vision of …

Summary

Object No.

2011/43/18

Object Statement

Outfit, from Autumn-Winter 2004 collection, comprising shirt, T-shirt and skirt, womens, shirt, cotton lycra blend / cotton / glass / metal / plastic / silk, designed and made by Easton Pearson, Brisbane, Queensland, worn by Catherine Martin, Australia, 2004

Physical Description

Ensemble comprising shirt, T-shirt and skirt. Collared, long-sleeved silk shirt. V neckline with two poppers to close the shirt. Pocket on proper left side of breast. Long sleeves with additional material feature attached at elbow. 'Isle Pacific' print with red and black sequins and diamontes embellishments. Short sleeved, white cotton T-shirt. Rounded neckline. 'Isle Pacific' print appliqué with red, black and yellow sequins and diamontes embellishments front and back. Black cotton skirt. Visible pleats. Deep flounced hem. Zip middle back of waistline.

Marks

Shirt - material label middle back collar - "Easton Pearson"
Shirt - white material label proper left bottom side seam - "10"
Shirt - white material label proper left bottom side seam - "PURE SILK"
Shirt - white material label proper left bottom side seam - care instructions, "MADE IN AUSTRALIA"
Shirt - white material label proper left bottom side seam - "METAL / GLASS & / PLASTIC / TRIM"
T-shirt - material label middle back neck - "Easton Pearson"
T-shirt - white material label proper left bottom side seam - "10"
T-shirt - white material label proper left bottom side seam - "PURE SILK"
T-shirt - white material label proper left bottom side seam - care instructions, "MADE IN AUSTRALIA"
T-shirt - white material label proper left bottom side seam - "METAL / GLASS & / PLASTIC / TRIM"
Skirt - material label middle back waistband - "Easton Pearson"
Skirt - white material label bottom back seam - "12"
Skirt - white material label bottom back seam - "MADE IN AUSTRALIA"
Skirt - white material label bottom back seam - "LAUNDER / AS A / SUIT"
Skirt - white material label bottom back seam - care instructions

Dimensions

Width

480 mm

Production

Notes

Designed by Easton Pearson as part of their Autumn - Winter collection for 2004.

History

Notes

This ensemble was purchased from the Easton Pearson look book and was part of Catherine Martin's everyday wardrobe. Catherine Martin was born in Sydney in 1965. She completed a Diploma Design course at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney. It was here that she met and started working on projects with her future husband and creative partner Baz Luhrmann (b 1962).

Martin's first design project with Luhrmann was his experimental opera entitled Lake Lost devised for the Australian Opera in 1987, for which she and her co-designer Angus Strathie won a Victorian Green Room Award for Best Design. She has designed all of Luhrmann's subsequent productions including Strictly Ballroom (1992), Romeo + Juliet (1996) for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Art Direction, A Midsummer Night's Dream (various season's 1993, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2003) Moulin Rouge (2001) for which Martin won Academy Awards for Best Costume Design and best Production Design, La Bohème (various productions, 1990, 1993, 1996, 2002, 2003, 2004) and Australia (2008).

Catherine Martin and Baz Luhrmann married in 1997 and in the same year co-founded their film, theatre and entertainment production company Bazmark Inq and its subsidiaries Bazmark Live and Bazmark Music.

Source

Credit Line

Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Catherine Martin, 2011

Acquisition Date

20 June 2011

Cite this Object

Harvard

Outfit by Easton Pearson 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 9 February 2023, <https://ma.as/414347>

Wikipedia

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