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Ensemble

2008 (designed)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Ensemble consisting of a white blouse printed with a design based upon historical astrological, alchemical and mystical devices, and a skirt or strapless micro-mini dress in black silk woven with gold in a design matching the blouse print.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.
(Some alternative part names are also shown below)
  • Skirt
  • Dress
  • Blouse
  • Jacket
Materials and techniques
Silk woven with gold lurex thread and lined in silk satin, printed organza, vinyl
Brief description
Ensemble, woman's, skirt and blouse, designed by Iacopo Calamandrei for Graduate Collection at Royal College of Art, London, 2008.
Physical description
Ensemble consisting of a white blouse printed with a design based upon historical astrological, alchemical and mystical devices, and a skirt or strapless micro-mini dress in black silk woven with gold in a design matching the blouse print.
Production typeUnique
Credit line
Given by Iacopo Calamandrei
Object history
Iacopo Calamandrei designed this outfit while studying at the Royal College of Art. It formed part of his graduate collection which was inspired by research into historic astrology, alchemy and mysticism. This particular outfit is printed with a design directly inspired by early 17th century prints about Genesis. Calamandrei has worked for Alexander McQueen.
Production
From the designer's graduate Collection, 2008.
Collection
Accession number
T.52:1, 2-2010

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Record createdJuly 12, 2011
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