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Pullover

Pullover

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1996 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Berardi, Antonio, born 1968 (designer)
    John Smedley Ltd (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:

    T.25:3-1997

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Sleeveless pullover of dark red wool.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1996 (made)

Artist/maker

Berardi, Antonio, born 1968 (designer)
John Smedley Ltd (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Wool

Object history note

Part of a tweed outfit T.25:1 to 5-1997.

Descriptive line

Sleeveless pullover, designed by Antonio Berardi, made by John Smedley, Great Britain, 1996

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

De La Haye, Amy, ed. The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997. London: V&A Publications, 1997.

Labels and date

The designer's intention was 'to represent the quintessential image of the English Rose as seen through the eyes of an immigrant'. Historical references are used imaginatively: the extended sleeves, which are open down the front seam, derive from the 16th-century long gowns and the pleated vents recall elements of the 18th-century mens coats. The pencil-slim skirt refers to the styles of the late 1940s and 50s. The tweed was specially commissioned from the South of Scotland Home Weavers. [1997]

Categories

Women's clothes; Fashion

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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