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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1983 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton and lycra

  • 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

Suit of white cotton and green lycra oversized, double-breasted jacket with 2-way fastening and white cotton trousers with elasticised cotton detail and legs with rounded silhouette.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1983 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Cotton and lycra


Weight: 1.22 kg

Descriptive line

Suit, m, white cotton and green lycra jacket and white cotton trousers, Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, Britain, 'Hypnos' collection, a/w 1983.

Production Note

'Hypnos' collection (autumn / winter)


Cotton; Lycra


Gender and Sexuality; The Michael and Gerlinde Costiff Costume Collection


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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