30 October 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 500
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 600
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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This item does not have the designer's label.
C. Wilcox, Vivienne Westwood, London, 2004, p.73 (related example illustrated)