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Zoom Silk Scarf - Flamingo Park
Zoom Silk Scarf - Flamingo Park
Zoom Silk Scarf - Flamingo Park
Zoom Silk Scarf - Flamingo Park

Silk Scarf - Flamingo Park



This silk scarf has been designed and made exclusively for the NGV design store in celebration of the exhibition, QUEER: Stories from the NGV Collection. 

QUEER: Stories from the NGV Collection spans historical eras and diverse media, exploring queerness as an expression of sexuality and gender, a political movement, a sensibility, and as an attitude that defies fixed definition. 


100% Silk Satin
Dimensions: 750 x 150cm
Made in Melbourne
Exclusive to the NGV design store

About the artwork

Between 1975 and 1979, Linda Jackson worked with David McDiarmid to create bespoke garments for Flamingo Park, the fashion house she founded with her long-time collaborator Jenny Kee. Using a bold, calligraphic line, McDiarmid hand-painted fabrics for Jackson, including those used to craft this 1978 ensemble. Embracing traditionally masculine tailoring traditions, Jackson constructed a genderless garment consisting of a high-collared long-sleeved shirt, waistcoat and reversible coat, and a pair of loose-fitting, tapering trousers. She also drew on design conventions associated with Chinese samfu and Mao jackets, which are distinguished by the minimal cutting and darting involved in their production.

David McDiarmid Fabric Designer for Linda Jackson Flamingo Park
Flamingo Park, Sydney (fashion house)
Australia 1973–95
Linda Jackson (designer)
Australian born 1950
David McDiarmid (fabric designer and painter)
Australian 1952–95, worked in United States 1979–87
Black and white calligraphy 1978
silk (taffeta), paint
(a) 93.0 cm (centre back), 68.0 cm (sleeve length) (coat), (b) 55.7 cm (centre back), 59.0 cm (width) (vest), (c) 72.3 cm (centre back), 58.0 cm (sleeve length) (top), (d) 116.5 cm (outer leg), 29.5 cm (waist, flat) (pants)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists, 2010
© David McDiarmid and Linda Jackson

Silk Scarf - Flamingo Park



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