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suit (2004.59)

Object Name: evening dress

Artist/Maker: Westwood, Vivienne
Role in production: designer
Place of Creation: London, United Kingdom
Date: 1998

Accession Number: 2004.59
Credit: [estate copyright] Westwood, Vivienne

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • satin
  • velvet

Mustard yellow evening outfit, comprising hipster jacket in velvet and long trained skirt, bias cut in velvet and satin. SB jacket with large fuax horn orb button cf; patch pockets with v-shaped turn-down flaps; huge rounded revers; lined pale pink acetate; skirt with zigzag front panel in matching velvet, cut on the cross, and back in satin; woven labels "Vivienne Westwood, gold label, 14" Paper label in jacket with cost £525