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Body

1994 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Black fishnet and Lycra body stocking.


Object details

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Object type
Materials and techniques
Lycra
Brief description
Body, fishnet and Lycra body stocking, designed by Liz Lewitt for Religion, Bristol, Great Britain, 1994
Physical description
Black fishnet and Lycra body stocking.
Object history
Registered File number 1994/674, Streetstyle exhibition 1994-1995, in the exhibition it was part of an outfit called 'Fetish UK 1994' (includes the chaps T.324-1994, the collar T.325-1994, the thong T.326-1994, the harness T.327-1994, the cap T.328-1994, the gloves T.329-1994, the bag T.330-1994 and the boots T.638-1994).

Part of fetish outfit (T.323 to 330-1994 and T.638:1, 2-1994) compiled by Liz Lewitt for the Streetstyle exhibition held at the Museum between 1994-1995.

"It comes back to the way the British are about sex and about forms of expression. They always see anything like this as being really smutty, seedy and distasteful whereas to me its just part of clothing" (Liz Lewitt).
This outfit is intentionally genderless, breaking the stereotypes of Fetish clothing. It draws heavily on Western, B-Boy and Gay styles and has influenced the female Ragga look.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic reference
Surfers, Soulies, Skinheads & Skaters : Subcultural Style from the Forties to the Nineties Described in the exhibition publication, part of an outfit called 'Fetish UK 1994'.
Collection
Accession number
T.323-1994

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Record createdDecember 8, 2010
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