Eye On Design: Vivienne Westwood, Tartan Jacket and Skirt

tartan jacket and skirt photo by gail worley
Photos By Gail

The expression “Storm in a Teacup” refers to a great fuss that is made over a trivial matter. In Vivienne Westwood’s interpretation, it referenced the “windblown” asymmetry of her designs, as well as her ample use of British tailoring and tweeds. The restrained runway presentation of this multi-color tartan wool jacket and back silk velvet skirt from her 1996 collection of that name allowed viewers to concentrate on the inventiveness of the clothing.

tartan jacket photo by gail worley

Photographed in the Museum at FIT in New York City.

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