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Seashell

  • Object:

    Dress

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1988 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Galliano, John, 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

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 (made)

Date

1988 (made)

Artist/maker

Galliano, John, 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

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

Organdie; Cotton (textile)

Techniques

Boned

Subjects depicted

Shells

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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