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Dress - Buffalo

Buffalo

  • Object:

    Dress

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)
    London (retailed)

  • Date:

    1982 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    McLaren, Malcolm (designer)
    Vivienne Westwood, born 1941 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool with rubberised print

  • Museum number:

    T.269-1989

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Dress made of brown wool, cut with wide shoulders and with unstructured right-angled sleeves. The right-hand sleeve is printed with a rubberised design based on ancient Greek-Roman erotic images. Black rubber penis button in the middle of the dress to draw it slightly closer at the bust. Large inset pocket inside peg-top cut at the left-side hip, which can be used as a pocket or pulled inside-out to expose the Greek key design.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)
London (retailed)

Date

1982 (made)

Artist/maker

McLaren, Malcolm (designer)
Vivienne Westwood, born 1941 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Wool with rubberised print

Marks and inscriptions

'World's End'

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1989/826.
From the Buffalo/Nostalgia of Mud collection of Autumn/Winter 1982-1983.

Descriptive line

Dress 'Buffalo/Nostalgia of Mud' made of wool, designed by Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, made in Italy and retailed in London, 1982.

Production Note

Autumn/Winter 1982-1983 Collection

Materials

Wool (textile); Rubber

Techniques

Printed

Subjects depicted

Chickens; Goats; Penis; Satyrs; Pornography

Categories

Fashion; Clothing; Women's clothes

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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