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APPLIED ART : COSTUME

Object Name

Hipster Trousers

Maker

Dolce & Gabbana (Primary maker)

Maker


Date Made

1992
1992

Place Made

Italy
Italy

Description

Trousers, day and evening, cream cotton and satin weave; Cream cotton satin weaver hipster jeans. Outside leg seam, pockets, waist and back yoke seam are outlined in pearl beads, individually sewn on. C/F zip and 20 cms nylon zip at each ankle end of inner leg seam. Inner button at waist. Label text Grand Designers: This outfit was inspired by the extravagant costumes worn by Madonna in her stage acts. Dolce and Gabbana have always enjoyed their controversial reputation and have been dubbed the 'Gilbert and George of Italian fashion'/ While many of their adverts were banned ofr seemingly insulting women, they are still a hugely successful brand - by 1997 their company had made more than 400 million dollars From exhibition label, 'Reflections: Costume 1730-2013' This outfit was inspired by the extravagant costumes worn by Madonna in her stage acts. Dolce and Gabbana have always enjoyed their controversial reputation and have been dubbed the 'Gilbert and George of Italian fashion'/ While many of their adverts were banned ofr seemingly insulting women, they are still a hugely successful brand - by 1997 their company had made more than 400 million dollars From exhibition label, early 2000s. Pearl-trimmed atin outfit, 1992 Docle and Gabbana, Domenico Dolce (1958-) and Stefano Gabbana (1962-) The Italian designers Dolce and Gabbana have been consistently successful during the 1990s. Their inspiration has had a wide variety of sources - subcultures, Italian films, religious wear, to name a few - but their designs alywas have a strong, contemporary edge.

Materials

satin & cotton

Catalogue Number

BELUM.T3500

Copyright

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