Cotton, metal pin
British, Vivienne Westwood
Spring/ Summer 2002

Vivienne Westwood, a designer renowned for creating clothes inspired by historical styles of dress, first introduced togas on her 'Nostalgia of Mud' collection (1982). Originally designed for women, men such as Steve Strange and Philip Sallon began wearing them on the London club scene in the early 1980's.

After Westwood launched her menswear label 'Man' in 1996, togas have featured regularly in her menswear collections.


Toga - Vivienne Westwood
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