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Dress

2011 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This spectacular garment is a significant example of cutting edge British fashion design. It demonstrates Pugh's futuristic aesthetic and is an example of yet another unusual technique in his repertoire of making.

The dress is full length and fitted to the body from the neck to the knees where it flares out into a dramatic trained skirt. The sleeves are fitted tight to the arms and extend to the wrist. The dress in entirely covered with silver metal tabs which flex to allow movement but give the impression of heavy armour. There is a separate collar in the same technique which sits high under the chin.


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Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Dress
  • Neckpiece
Brief Description
Dress, with neckpiece, metallic silver neoprene, designed by Gareth Pugh, Britain, 2011
Physical Description
This spectacular garment is a significant example of cutting edge British fashion design. It demonstrates Pugh's futuristic aesthetic and is an example of yet another unusual technique in his repertoire of making.



The dress is full length and fitted to the body from the neck to the knees where it flares out into a dramatic trained skirt. The sleeves are fitted tight to the arms and extend to the wrist. The dress in entirely covered with silver metal tabs which flex to allow movement but give the impression of heavy armour. There is a separate collar in the same technique which sits high under the chin.
Collection
Accession Number
T.135:1, 2-2011

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record createdDecember 2, 2011
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