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1991 (made)
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Ensemble of yellow, brown and black leopard print corset, slashed animal print cotton pants with sash around waist, animal print cotton fingerless gloves with faux fur trim and yellow and black spotted animal print platform boots with faux fur trim.


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Parts
This object consists of 6 parts.

  • Corset
  • Pants
  • Glove
  • Boot
  • Glove
  • Boot
Materials and Techniques
Boots: Cotton, synthetic fur and leather
Brief Description
Ensemble, f, animal print cotton corset, slashed animal print cotton pants, animal print cotton gloves and animal print cloth boots, Vivienne Westwood, Britain, 'Dressing Up' collection s/s 1991.
Physical Description
Ensemble of yellow, brown and black leopard print corset, slashed animal print cotton pants with sash around waist, animal print cotton fingerless gloves with faux fur trim and yellow and black spotted animal print platform boots with faux fur trim.
Dimensions
  • Height: 60cm
  • Width: 7.5cm
  • Depth: 21cm
  • Boot'S height height: 600mm (Note: Measurements taken in occasion of the exhibition: Shoes Pleasure and Pain )
  • Boot'S width width: 150mm (Note: Measurements taken in occasion of the exhibition: Shoes Pleasure and Pain )
  • Boot'S depth depth: 200mm (Note: Measurements taken in occasion of the exhibition: Shoes Pleasure and Pain )
Marks and Inscriptions
Gallery Label
Label for the exhibtion Shoes: Pleasure and Pain ( 13-0-2015/31-01-2016) Turning Heads As the owner of a West End boutique and the hostess of the outrageous Kinky Gerlinky nightclub in the 1980s and ’90s, Gerlinde Costiff knew how to get noticed. These boots were probably worn at the club, together with a spectacular animal-print Vivienne Westwood outfit. They were designed especially with Gerlinde in mind. ‘Dressing Up’ boots 1991 London Vivienne Westwood Cotton, synthetic fur and leather Worn by Gerlinde Costiff Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund, the Friends of the V&A, the Elsbeth Evans Trust and the Dorothy Hughes Bequest V&A: T.232:4, 6-2002(2015-2016)
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
Production
'Dressing Up' collection (spring / summer)
Collection
Accession Number
T.232:1-2002

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record createdDecember 31, 2002
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