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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1996 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Sleeveless pullover of dark red wool.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1996 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques


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 Historical references are used imaginatively: the extended sleeves, which are open down the front seam, derive from the 16th-century long gowns and the pleated vents recall elements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]


Women's clothes; Fashion


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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