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denim, metal (fastenings)
43.0 cm (centre back) 42.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
label, proper right back, woven yellow on red synthetic fabric:Vivienne/Westwood/MADE IN ENGLAND ©
label, inside proper left back, printed black on white synthetic fabric: (care instructions) 100% COTTON/ MADE IN U.K.
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1996
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Made of a dark blue denim on a fixed waistband, with belt loops at regular intervals. The zip fly is positioned centre front and fastens at the top with a single metal button, stamped with the logo. There are two patch pockets located on the back panel and two continental pockets on both front panels, one with a small key pocket inside. The fabric itself is embellished all over with horizontal and vertical rows of slashed and frayed square cut-outs, approx. 1.5cm square at intervals of 2-3 cm and the hemline is unfinished. The shorts are machine sewn using yellow cotton thread and trimmed with small, round brass rivets.