Object StatementOutfit, comprising dress and shoes (pair), womens, High Spirit collection, Resort 2000, cotton/ glass beads/ silk thread/ leather, dress designed and made by Akira Isogawa, Australia, beaded panel designed and made in Indonesia, shoes made by Selby Shoes, Australia, 1999
Physical DescriptionOutfit, comprising a dress and shoes (pair), womens, High Spirit collection, Resort 2000, cotton/ glass beads/ silk thread/ leather, dress designed and made by Akira Isogawa in Australia, beaded panel designed and made in Indonesia, shoes made by Selby Shoes in Australia, 1999
Dress: tight fitting, mid calf length sheath dress made of cotton. The front is of yellow cotton with a colour printed design of a flowering tree with two birds alighting from branches and two bees buzzing around the flowers. The print is heavily beaded over with coloured glass beads and sequins. The back of cream cotton is cut and pieced together to create an asymmetrical train or bustle at proper left back. The proper right back is folded back and fastened in place with three clear plastic press studs to fit bodice and add to bustle effect. Narrow cream cotton shoulder straps cross over at back. Left back opening fastens with a cream nylon invisible zipper. Machine sewn and unlined.
Shoes: pair of flat slip on womens shoes with square toes made of fine grey fabric embroidered all over in an abstract floral design in red and pink. Flat thin soles and short stacked heels of red stained leather. Lined with beige leatherette and partial inner soles of red leatherette.
MarksDress: two black fabric labels inside proper left back 'akira', '2'. White fabric label at same place '100% cotton/ Do not wash/ Do not Bleach/ Do not Tumble/ Dry/ Cool Iron/ Dry-Clean Only/ Made in Australia'.
Shoes: small orange paper sticker inside each shoe '9b'. Impressed on soles '9/ MADE BY SELBY SHOES/ ALL LEATHER SOLE/ 9/ B'.