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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)
    Italy (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1983 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Textured denim

  • 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

Blue textured denim waistcoat cut from two pieces of fabric to create panels at shoulders which are gathered with yellow velcro strips. One small pocket on each shoulder, one pocket on each side.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)
Italy (manufactured)


1983 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Textured denim

Marks and inscriptions

'Worlds End / Made in Italy'
Label; English


Length: 30 cm, Weight: 0.7 kg

Descriptive line

Waistcoat, m, blue textured denim, Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, Britain, 'Hypnos' collection, a/w 1983.

Production Note

'Hypnos' collection (autumn / winter)




Gender and Sexuality; The Michael and Gerlinde Costiff Costume Collection


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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