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  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1994 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Klein, Calvin, born 1942 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Sleeveless waistcoat of blue denim.

Place of Origin

United States (made)


1994 (designed)


Klein, Calvin, born 1942 (designer)

Materials and Techniques


Object history note

Part of an outfit represented Fashion Workwear/Rockabilly in the Street Style exhibition of 1994-95.

Registered File number 1994/830.

Historical context note

"I'm inspired by what is American... and jeans are very American. I'm also inspired by the kids on the streets and what they are doing... How they wear their clothes and interpret them... they have this incredible energy and attitude that is modern and unpretentious. They're really into individuality and that is exciting." (Calvin Klein, 1994)

Descriptive line

Vest top, blue denim, Calvin Klein; U.S.A, Spring/Summer 1994 collection.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

De La Haye, Amy and Cathie Dingwall, eds. Surfers Soulies Skinheads & Skaters: Subcultural Style from the Forties to the Nineties. London: Victoria and Albert Publications, 1996.

Production Note

Spring/Summer 1994 collection.




Fashion; Women's clothes; Informal wear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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