Collection Online
Parachute shirt
cotton, silk, plastic
81.0 cm (centre back) 58.0 cm (sleeve length)
Place/s of Execution
label, top edge of shirt pocket, woven in black on black polyester: MALCOLM McLAREN / VIVIENNE WESTWOOD / SEDITIONARIES
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through the NGV Foundation with the assistance of Ms Kerry Gardner, Member, 2001
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The parachute shirt in burgundy, grey and blue is customised from a standard United States issue army shirt. Across the chest are four blue cotton straps attached by buckles at each shoulder and the lower chest, these meet in the centre front and are held in place by a large plastic ring. The shirt is decorated with applied silk patches printed with slogans. On the top front proper left is a rectangular cream patch printed in black with A (encircled) Anarchist / punk gang' and below is a red patch hand-painted with '99% is shit / s.. vicious d. 1979'. A woven portrait of Karl Marx positioned upside down is attached in the middle of the front. The shoulder straps are printed with the phrase 'NO FUTURE'.