Collection Online
wool, cotton, acetate, polyester, metal, plastic
(a) 74.0 cm (centre back) 64.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 69.5 cm (centre back) (skirt)
Place/s of Execution
(a-b) label, inside centre back, woven in gold polyester on pink polyester: [Vivienne / Westwood / LONDON / MADE IN ENGLAND]
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1998
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The jacket in red wool has contrasting black velvet flap pockets and an oversized collar. The right sleeve is constructed in red wool, while the left is black velvet. The left side of the jacket is overlaid with an attached fake fur cape printed to simulate ocelot. The cape is gathered at the left shoulder, making the fabric cascade in full folds at the back. The inside of the jacket is lined with pink acetate and has a half waistcoat tied against the centre back with a series of three ties. A tab at the shoulder head secures the black sleeve, and this enables the sleeve to be slipped inside the jacket to make the piece one-sleeved. The jacket fastens down the centre front with five large plastic buttons incised with the Westwood logo - an orb encircled by a satelite. The jacket is worn with a very simple black velvet skirt. The straight skirt is shaped by two darts at the front and back. The garment fastens at the centre back with a concealed zip.