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Jumper

1977-1980 (made), 1976 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Knitted mohair and string
Brief Description
Jumper, red and pink striped loose-knit mohair, Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, Great Britain, 'Seditionaries' Collection, 1977-1980
Physical Description
Red and pink striped loose-knit mohair long-sleeved jumper.
Style
Object history
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.
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
Surfers, Soulies, Skinheads & Skaters : Subcultural Style from the Forties to the NinetiesDescribed in the exhibition publication, part of an outfit called 'Punk UK 1977 - Seditionaires Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm Mclaren'.
Collection
Accession Number
T.180-1995

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record createdAugust 1, 2008
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