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Dress

Dress

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    2000 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Posen, Zac, born 1981 (designer)
    Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design (designed under the direction of)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather, silk lining

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Zac Posen

  • Museum number:

    T.213-2004

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

American designer Zac Posen created this dress while a fashion student in London studying at Central Saint Martins School of Art. The dress was part of a 2000 V & A exhibition, Curvaceous, and takes inspiration from historic undergarments in the Museum's collections. In this dress which is made of strips of leather Posen has employed the common undergarment fastening of hooks and eyes to the extreme: the only seams in the dress are at the neck and shoulders. Posen returned to New York and founded his own fashion label shortly after this dress was displayed. He now sells his clothes across the US, Europe and Asia.

Physical description

Full-length, high-collared dress with long sleeves made from numerous thin strips of brown leather. Each strip is attached to the next with many hooks and eyes. The collar is lined with brown silk.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

2000 (made)

Artist/maker

Posen, Zac, born 1981 (designer)
Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design (designed under the direction of)

Materials and Techniques

Leather, silk lining

Marks and inscriptions

'Zac Posen'

Dimensions

Length: 153 cm, Circumference: 775 mm, Circumference: 742 mm, Width: 420 mm

Descriptive line

Leather strips with hook and eye closures, Zac Posen, 2000, USA

Categories

Fashion; Clothing

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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