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    Sale 5001

    Resurrection: Avant-Garde Fashion

    30 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 160

    WORLD'S END (F.1981)
    A 'MINI CRINI' COLLECTION WIRED SKIRT

    Price Realised  

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    WORLD'S END (F.1981)
    A 'MINI CRINI' COLLECTION WIRED SKIRT
    Spring/Summer 1985, of cotton printed in black and yellow, internally fitted with three hoops, with designer's label


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    Here we can see the influence of literally 'straight laced' 18th century costume on the work of this designer. Perhaps more than any other contemporary designer, Westwood draws on her knowledge of the fashions of the past to give her thoroughly modern creations a historical twist.

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Saleroom Notice

    This item does not have the designer's label.


    Literature

    C. Wilcox, Vivienne Westwood, London, 2004, p.73 (related example illustrated)