Seashell

Dress
1988 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

John Galliano is celebrated for his ingenious approach to dress design. Evoking the crisp and sculptural qualities of scallop shells, this dress has a circular petal skirt composed of concentric rows of overlapping and meandering bands of bias-cut organdie.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Bias cut organdie with a boned bodice and cotton sash
Brief Description
Organdie strapless dress 'Seashell' with a flared asymmetrical skirt, designed by John Galliano, Great Britain, 1988
Physical Description
White organdie strapless dress with a flared asymmetrical skirt. Accessorised with a green and white checked cotton sash. Bias cut organdie with boned bodice.
Style
Gallery Label
John Galliano is celebrated for his ingenious approach to dress design. Evoking the crisp and sculptural qualities of scallop sheels, this dress has a cicular petal skirt composed of concentric rows of overlapping and meandering bands of bias-cut organdie. The strapless, boned bodice is relieved by a deep cummerbund of checked cotton.(1997)
Credit line
Given by the designer
Subject depicted
Summary
John Galliano is celebrated for his ingenious approach to dress design. Evoking the crisp and sculptural qualities of scallop shells, this dress has a circular petal skirt composed of concentric rows of overlapping and meandering bands of bias-cut organdie.
Bibliographic Reference
De La Haye, Amy, ed. The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997. London: V&A Publications, 1997. Plate 59.
Collection
Accession Number
T.389-1988

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record createdAugust 21, 2003
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