CC: 'Cornucopia' means conical, I think, doesn't it? Or cone? Which is obvious. He's probably the cleverest man in Britain today. I just think they're just wonderfully witty pieces of work. I think this, particularly, really makes you smile, really brings something. Initially you're reading this quite serious, formal, cone-like shape and then he decides to put these legs on it which throws it all on its head. You're drawn into this mad world. And it's very clown-like as well. It has [this] really strange other world with it as well; it reminds me of really odd childhood memories of circuses. Strange places which are supposed to be full of fun but they can be strange.
[video clip starts] And it's all handbuilt, handmade. There's almost a sense that it might have been extruded or something ... or not. These legs really quite animate the object. You get a sense that it's just going to take off, or run off. And then [there's] this strange opening. It's like a collar again. Something very like clothes, or wearing something. Yes. I always quite like his use of colour and the way things bleed into another colour, like that blue coming into yellow, disappearing to yellow again. It has that dream-like dream landscape to it. Very odd. [video clip ends]
10 July 2013 - 16 February 2014. Discover the creative explosion of London fashion in the 1980s in a major exhibition at the V&A. Through more than 85 outfits, Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s showcases the bold and exciting new looks by the most experimental young designers of the decade, including Betty Jackson, Katharine Hamnett, Wendy Dagworthy and John Galliano.