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Ensemble

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1991 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vivienne Westwood, born 1941 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Boots: Cotton, synthetic fur and leather

  • 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:

    T.232:1-2002

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Ensemble of yellow, brown and black leopard print corset, slashed animal print cotton pants with sash around waist, animal print cotton fingerless gloves with faux fur trim and yellow and black spotted animal print platform boots with faux fur trim.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1991 (made)

Artist/maker

Vivienne Westwood, born 1941 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Boots: Cotton, synthetic fur and leather

Marks and inscriptions

Dimensions

Height: 60 cm, Width: 7.5 cm, Depth: 21 cm, Height: 600 mm Boot's height, Width: 150 mm Boot's width, Depth: 200 mm Boot's depth

Descriptive line

Ensemble, f, animal print cotton corset, slashed animal print cotton pants, animal print cotton gloves and animal print cloth boots, Vivienne Westwood, Britain, 'Dressing Up' collection s/s 1991.

Labels and date

Label for the exhibtion Shoes: Pleasure and Pain ( 13-0-2015/31-01-2016)
Turning Heads
As the owner of a West End boutique and the hostess of the outrageous Kinky Gerlinky nightclub in the 1980s and ’90s, Gerlinde Costiff knew how to get noticed. These boots were probably worn at the club, together with a spectacular animal-print Vivienne Westwood outfit. They were designed especially with Gerlinde in mind.

‘Dressing Up’ boots
1991
London
Vivienne Westwood
Cotton, synthetic fur and leather
Worn by Gerlinde Costiff
Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund, the Friends of the V&A, the Elsbeth Evans Trust and the Dorothy Hughes Bequest
V&A: T.232:4, 6-2002 [2015-2016]

Production Note

'Dressing Up' collection (spring / summer)

Materials

Cotton; Leather

Categories

Fashion; Clothing; Gender and Sexuality; The Michael and Gerlinde Costiff Costume Collection

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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