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Corset: Vivienne Westwood 18th-century influenced corset.
Label: (Logo Orb) Vivienne Westwood Made in England - yellow lettering on red ground; a separate white printed label with black lettering at center back - Made in England.
Date: Spring/Summer 1994
Note: Corset appears in Michel Arnaud Fashion Photography Archive (SC2000.1095.1) photographs of Vivienne Westwood runway shows for Winter 1989, Autumn/Winter 1990, and Spring 1991 collections. Corset appears in Sex and the City (film, 2008).

Shorts: Vivienne Westwood shorts in tan/burgundy/black striped twill wool.
Label: (Logo Orb) Vivienne Westwood - Made in England; woven red lettering on white ground; one size only label in acetate; small acetate label: Lining Viscose Acetate; small acetate label with cleaning instructions.
Date: Fall/Winter 1991
Note: See photo of Vivienne Westwood escorting her model Sara Stockbridge down the runway in a pair of these shorts for her "Dressing Up" Collection Fall/Winter 1991. Photo published in: Fashion and Perversity: A life of Vivienne Westwood by Fred Vermorel.

Details

  • Title: Corset and Shorts Ensemble Front View
  • Creator: Vivienne Westwood
  • Date Created: 1994
  • Location Created: London, England
  • Physical Dimensions: Corset CB: 14" Shorts CB: 15"
  • Provenance: Corset: FIDM Museum Purchase, Funds provided by the Wearable Art Connection of Souther California Shorts: FIDM Museum Purchase
  • Type: Corset, shorts
  • Rights: © FIDM Museum & Library, Inc. Image made available for limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use only, or for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws. Users must cite the author and source of the image as they would material from any printed work, and the citations should include the URL “www.fidmmuseum.org”. For publication or press requests, visit http://www.fidmmuseum.org/about/rights-and-reproductions/ or email imagerights@FIDMmuseum.org.
  • Medium: Corset: Synthetic stretch lamé & plastic boning Shorts: Wool twill, faux fur & nylon fringe

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