Viviennne Westwood AW1992 Velvet Rubens Pants

Viviennne Westwood AW1992 Velvet Rubens Pants


Vivienne Westwood stands alone in the nexus between pop culture and fashion — her finest works rendered inextricable from the legendary punks which donned them. Initially drawn to the movement by its shock and subversion, her store King’s Road (later renamed SEX, and then Seditionaries) became the defining authority on the visual language of the movement. Though as Westwood’s career has progressed, she has found herself more firmly entrenched in the mainstream (receiving British Fashion Designer of the Year three times). She’s remained a designer for whom the political and social message behind her clothing is often as important as the garments themselves, and has released capsule collections aimed at calling attention to nuclear weapons, climate change, and numerous other social causes.

 In the late '80s and early ‘90s, Vivienne drew inspiration from a younger generation she dubbed “Tatler girls,” (in reference to the popular UK magazine, Tatler) who paradoxically borrowed from the upper-class's style of dress. Keeping within this theme, she released a series of denim jackets and pants which featured elaborate, all-over prints utilizing visuals of renaissance art and other signifiers of upper-crust financial status. These pants feature an all-over print borrowed from artist Peter Paul Rubens, a baroque artist prominent in the 16th and 17th centuries. They feature a lush velvet that depicts his 1618 painting “The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus."

Condition: 8/10. Light wear on the crotch region. 

Tagged size: 34

Waist: 17in

Rise: 12in

Thigh: 13in

Inseam: 33.5in

Hem: 8in

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