SEX by Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren 'Venus' t-shirt, c.1975

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A highly sought after and rare 'VENUS' t-shirt from Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren's shop named 'SEX', made in 1975. Black cotton jersey, armholes edged with studded rubber tyre bands with black horsehair fringes, adorned with chains, assorted badges throughout and the legend 'Venus' written in metal studs.

A very small number of these customised t-shirts were produced as each was handmade by Westwood and McLaren on their kitchen table and no two are alike. Laborious and time-consuming to make it seems that Vivienne made perhaps only one of two a year for her closest friends and special clients. The t-shirts were dyed black and customised by Vivienne using rubber tyres, horsehair, zips, chains and studs. The previous owner, Pete Burns from the band 'DEAD OR ALIVE' added the badges himself, the latest one being a Sex Pistols badge from 1996.

Details

  • Period
    1970-1979
  • Material Notes
    Cotton
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Seller Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Reference Number
    LU14021186832
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