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Dress - Buffalo


  • Object:


  • 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:


  • 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)


1982 (made)


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


Wool (textile); Rubber



Subjects depicted

Penis; Pornography; Satyrs; Goats; Chickens


Fashion; Clothing; Women's clothes

Production Type

Limited edition


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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