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What becomes a legend most?

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1977 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    American Legend Cooperative (ALC) (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR5

Physical description

Black and white image, of an middle-aged woman, Suzy Knickerbocker, wrapped in a black mink coat, as she stretches on the floor, leaning towards the viewer, with the inscription, 'What becomes a legend most?' above and at the bottom, 'Blackglama'.

Place of Origin

United States (made)


1977 (made)


American Legend Cooperative (ALC) (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'What becomes a legend most? / Blackglama'
Advertising slogan and brand name


Height: 70.7 cm, Width: 55.3 cm

Descriptive line

"What Becomes a Legend Most?" (Suzy Knickerbocker), ad campaign for Blackglama mink coats, USA, 1977


Paper; Printing ink

Subjects depicted

Glamour; Costume; Women; Fur; Celebrity; Coats; Columnists


Prints; Advertising; Fashion; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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