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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1982 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton mesh

  • 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

Sleeveless cotton mesh top printed with mauve and green abstract pattern.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1982 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Cotton mesh

Marks and inscriptions

'worlds end mclaren, westwood, born in England'
Label; English


Circumference: 90 cm at bust, Length: 57 cm, Weight: 0.26 kg

Descriptive line

Top, f, multi-coloured cotton mesh, Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, Britain, 'Buffalo' collection, s/s 1982.

Production Note

'Buffalo' collection (spring / summer)


Cotton; Mesh


Gender and Sexuality; The Michael and Gerlinde Costiff Costume Collection


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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