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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1979 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Self, V. L. (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawing in pencil, bodycolour and coloured chalk

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case LD, shelf 24

Physical description

A drawing depicting designs for a skirt and blouse.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)


1979 (designed)


Self, V. L. (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Drawing in pencil, bodycolour and coloured chalk

Marks and inscriptions

'V. L. Self'
Signed in pencil


Height: 45.5 cm, Width: 31.5 cm

Object history note

In 1979 Simpson Ltd. held an exhibition of designs [i.e. the costumes themselves] for day and evening dress by twenty-five leading British designers. Simpson's subsequently decided to offer the entire show as a gift to the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Descriptive line

Drawing by V. L. Self, fashion design for Winter 1979, for an exhibition held by Simpson's (Piccadilly) Ltd., pencil, bodycolour and coloured chalk, Great Britain, 1979

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990


Paper; Pencil; Bodycolour; Coloured chalk



Subjects depicted

Blouse; Fashion design; Skirt


Designs; Drawings; Clothing; Fashion


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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