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Jumper

Jumper

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1977-1980 (made)
    1976 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Knitted mohair and string

  • Museum number:

    T.180-1995

  • 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)

Date

1977-1980 (made)
1976 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Knitted mohair and string

Object history note

Registered File number 1994/514, Streestyle exhibition 1994-1995, in the exhibition it was part of an outfit called 'Punk UK 1977 - Seditionaires Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm Mclaren' (includes the shirt T.181-1995, the T-shirt T.182-1995 and the shoes T.183-1995).

This outfit was worn by George Slattery.

Descriptive line

Jumper, red and pink striped loose-knit mohair, Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, Great Britain, 'Seditionaries' Collection, 1977-1980

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

Described in the exhibition publication, part of an outfit called 'Punk UK 1977 - Seditionaires Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm Mclaren'.
Surfers, Soulies, Skinheads & Skaters : Subcultural Style from the Forties to the Nineties

Materials

Mohair; String

Techniques

Knitted

Categories

Fashion; Clothing; Streetstyle exhibition 1994

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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