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Jumpsuit

Jumpsuit

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1995 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Piriou, Val, born 1963 - died 1995 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Synthetic organza with metal and velcro

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Marie-Paule Piriou in memory of her daughter

  • Museum number:

    T.223-1998

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

One-piece jump suit of sheer, nacreous synthetic organza fabric. Heavy dark metal zipper from the neck down the front to the crotch. Shirt collar. Breast pockets, side pockets, and mid-calf pockets in the legs, all accessible via dark metal zippers. Wrists and ankles also have inset zippers. All zippers have Piriou's signature sculptural geometric metal pulls. Wrists and ankles also feature self-fabric straps with velcro tabs to pull in closer. Epaulette straps with velcro tabs.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1995 (made)

Artist/maker

Piriou, Val, born 1963 - died 1995 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Synthetic organza with metal and velcro

Marks and inscriptions

'V.P / PARIS'
Label in neck

'VAL PIRIOU LONDON / VAL PIRIOU / MADE IN ENGLAND'
Original hang-tag

Dimensions

Length: 137 cm shoulder to hem

Object history note

Historical significance: Rather remarkable and very representative example of mid 1990s clubwear.

Descriptive line

One-piece jump suit of synthetic organza fabric with zippers, designed by Val Piriou, London, 1995.

Production Note

Spring-Summer 1995

Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Synthetic organza; Metal; Velcro

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes; Evening wear

Production Type

Ready to wear

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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