Axminster carpet dres, c 1990s.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Axminster carpet dres, c 1990s.

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This dres is part of a collection designed by Vivienne Westwood (b 1941) for a Brinton's carpet advertising campaign. The dres weighs 15 kg and the back of the carpet was softened to manipulate it into shape. Dresmakers used special carpet-joining machinery to sew the carpet into a dres.

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