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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1977-1980 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Knitted mohair and string

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This multi-coloured, cropped mohair and string jumper was bought by George Slattery in 1976. It was designed by Vivienne Westwood and her partner Malcolm McLaren and sold from their shop ''Seditionaries' in the King's Road, London. Westwood explained: ‘I started making mohair jumpers for the girls - you couldn't even buy mohair then. I loved the beatnik idea of wearing a man's sweater with tights.’ It costed £25 at the time.

1976 was the heyday of the punk movement and this type of garment set the punk fashion for torn and unravelling sweaters.

Physical description

Red and pink striped loose-knit mohair long-sleeved jumper.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1977-1980 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Knitted mohair and string

Object history note

Part of Punk outfit (T.180 to 183:1, 2-1995) worn by George Slattery.

Purchased. Registered File number 1994/514.

Descriptive line

Jumper, red and pink striped loose-knit mohair, Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, Great Britain, 'Seditionaries' Collection, 1977-1980; part of Punk outfit, UK, 1977.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

De La Haye, Amy and Cathie Dingwall, eds. Surfers Soulies Skinheads & Skaters: Subcultural Style from the Forties to the Nineties. London: Victoria and Albert Publications, 1996.


Mohair; String




Fashion; Clothing


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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