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Dress - Seashell

Seashell

  • Object:

    Dress

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain, United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1988 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Galliano, born 1960 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bias cut organdie with a boned bodice and cotton sash

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:

    T.389-1988

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

  • Image in copyright

John Galliano is celebrated for his ingenious approach to dress design. Evoking the crisp and sculptural qualities of scallop shells, this dress has a circular petal skirt composed of concentric rows of overlapping and meandering bands of bias-cut organdie.

Physical description

White organdie strapless dress with a flared asymmetrical skirt. Accessorised with a green and white checked cotton sash. Bias cut organdie with boned bodice.

Place of Origin

Great Britain, United Kingdom (made)

Date

1988 (made)

Artist/maker

John Galliano, born 1960 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Bias cut organdie with a boned bodice and cotton sash

Descriptive line

Organdie strapless dress 'Seashell' with a flared asymmetrical skirt, designed by John Galliano, Great Britain, 1988

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

De La Haye, Amy, ed. The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997. London: V&A Publications, 1997. Plate 59.

Exhibition History

The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997 (Victoria and Albert Museum 06/03/1997-27/07/1997)

Labels and date

John Galliano is celebrated for his ingenious approach to dress design. Evoking the crisp and sculptural qualities of scallop sheels, this dress has a cicular petal skirt composed of concentric rows of overlapping and meandering bands of bias-cut organdie. The strapless, boned bodice is relieved by a deep cummerbund of checked cotton. [1997]

Materials

Cotton (textile); Organdie

Techniques

Boned

Subjects depicted

Shells

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes

Collection code

T&F

Qr_O83570
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