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Not currently on display at the V&A


1994 (made)
Place of origin

Harness of black leather and metal.

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Leather and metal
Brief description
Harness, leather and metal, designed by Liz Lewitt for Religion, Bristol, Great Britain, 1994
Physical description
Harness of black leather and metal.
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 body T.323-1994, the chaps T.324-1994, the collar T.325-1994, the thong T.326-1994, 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'.
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Record createdDecember 8, 2010
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