Vivienne Westwood

ss 1988 skirt

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A Vivienne Westwood ‘’Pagan” bustle skirt, Spring-Summer 1988. Made from a slinky off-white acetate fabric, this skirt features a draw- string waist that creates natural pleats, adding to its fluid silhouette. The garment is versatile with circular padded bustle balls detachable via safety pins, a historically accurate feature. This enables the garment to be worn as a size small–large skirt or as a blouse as shown on the runway.

One of the most captivating details of this skirt is the screen-printed scene at the bottom, reminiscent of Westwood’s iconic “Blade Runner” skirts from her 1983 World’s End “Punkature” collection. 

Bustle skirts from this collection are archived at the V&A Museum in London, however, the print on this particular skirt is a rarity and not found in any public collection. A true testament to Westwood’s historical references and design influence, this bustle skirt is a museum-grade garment that showcases Westwood’s artistry and innovation in fashion.