Vivienne Westwood F/W 1990/1991 - “Portrait”
For this collection, Westwood drew inspiration from oil paintings as a “display of material wealth”. She printed images of paintings by Boucher - this one Shepherd Watching a Sleeping Shepherdess - onto her corsets, as well as taking literal inspiration in her designs from clothing featured in paintings by other artists (including Winterhalter and the 18th century painting The Boy with a Bat). She also drew ideas from the furniture of Andre Charles Boulle. The women in the show walked on platform shoes - “putting [them] on a pedestal as though she had stepped out of a painting”.