Ooh La La !

Worlds End shop

Tits Dress

Modelling for us outside in the Kings Rd, shop manager Lise’s friend Kylie, who is visiting the UK from South Africa for Christmas, incited a passer-by to remark ‘Ooh La La’ to her in obvious approval. A fitting title for this post I thought. 

A new dress has been reintroduced to the World’s End shop in a limited edition, made from 100% organic unbleached cotton & priced at £75 – The Tits dress.

Worlds End shop

Tits Dress 2013

First designed by Vivienne for the shop ‘Seditionaries’, this dress is the only other piece of clothing that has ever used one of the oldest & best known Westwood prints, the Tits print.
Found & brought back from New Orleans by Malcolm in early 1975 after his stint as manager of the New York Dolls & reproduced for sale in the shop ‘SEX’, the Tits T-shirt was a great success in the early Punk scene.
The origin of the print on a t-shirt had been in America in late 1969 as a novelty item using a now unknown model. You can see Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones wearing one on the cover of the album ‘Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out’ (there is a blinding live version of ‘Midnight Rambler’ on it by the way) photographed in the UK in Feb 1970 & Alice Cooper wore one on stage in the same year

Tits t-shirt 1970

Tits t-shirt 1970

Alice Cooper on stage 1970

Alice Cooper on stage 1970

Vivienne Westwood

Archive Tits Dress 1977

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6 thoughts on “Ooh La La !

  1. you can wear it even if its a dress, i think this would look great on a man pulled up at one side

    • have you seen the size of me !!?? I can wear the squares and the xl classics but not much else ! I knew I should have got a square tits, I didn’t know about them until they were sold out :-(

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  3. I love this dress…looks great on me and it’s so awesome to have an archive design from 1977!!