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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1981 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with Art Fund support and assistance from the Friends of the V&A, the Elsbeth Evans Trust, and the Dorothy Hughes Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Long-sleeved, white cotton polo neck top with blue and white striped cotton inset in sleeves. Long panels of blue and white striped cotton hang from shoulders.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1981 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'worlds end mclaren westwood born in england'
Label; English; inside back collar


Circumference: 104 cm at bust, Length: 103 cm overall, Length: 75 cm sleeves, Weight: 0.38 kg

Descriptive line

Top, f, blue and white cotton, Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, Britain, 'Savage' collection, a/w 1981.

Production Note

'Savage' collection (autumn / winter)




Gender and Sexuality; The Michael and Gerlinde Costiff Costume Collection


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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