Corset

1990 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A
On short term loan out for exhibition
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Place Of Origin

Corset of synthetic blend with a depiction of François Boucher's painting of Daphnis and Chloe printed on front panel. Shoulder straps feature classical motifs printed in gold and mauve and corset sides are of gold lycra fabric.


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Materials and Techniques
Polyamide, polyester, lycra.
Brief Description
Corset, f, multi-coloured silk and polyester, Vivienne Westwood, Britain, 'Portrait' collection, s/s 1990.
Physical Description
Corset of synthetic blend with a depiction of François Boucher's painting of Daphnis and Chloe printed on front panel. Shoulder straps feature classical motifs printed in gold and mauve and corset sides are of gold lycra fabric.
Dimensions
  • At bust circumference: 82cm (Note: bust)
  • Length: 44cm
  • Weight: 0.28kg
  • Circumference: 616mm (Note: waist)
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Vivienne Westwood made in England' [red label] (Label; English)
  • Size '12' (Label)
  • '66% polyamide / 27% polyester / 7% lycra' (Label; English)
  • 'This garment should be hand-washed' (Label; English)
Credit line
Purchased with Art Fund support and assistance from the Friends of the V&A, the Elsbeth Evans Trust, and the Dorothy Hughes Bequest
Object history
The print on this corset is taken from Francois Boucher's painting Daphnis and Chloe (Shepherd watching a sleeping Shepherdess), inventory number P385 in the Wallace Collection.
Production
'Portrait' collection (spring / summer)
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
T.216-2002

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record createdDecember 2, 2002
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