Designer: Attributed to Vivienne Westwood (British, born 1941)

Designer: Attributed to Malcolm McLaren (British, London 1946–2010 Switzerland)

Date: 1976–80

Culture: British

Medium: cotton

Credit Line: Gift of Barbara and Gregory Reynolds, 1985

Accession Number: 1985.375.13


This version of what is known as the "Cambridge Rapist" T-shirt lacks the text and may have been a concession to the controversy that the original version elicited. Depicting the masked image against a distressed English flag is an overt representation of punk's anti-establishment message.