Jeremy Corbyn Bootleg T-shirt Acquired By London Museum

The V&A takes Bristol Street Wear’s Nike-style design for new exhibit.

September 05, 2017

A bootleg T-shirt featuring the Nike swoosh and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's name will go on display at London's Victoria & Albert Museum.


The shirt, which became popular during the U.K. election in June of this year, will be displayed in a collection looking at how political and social movements have affected fashion and design.

The Guardian reports that the T-shirt will appear at the V&A alongside other recently acquired items such as a pink pussyhat from the 2017 Women’s March and a flag designed for the first refugee team to compete in the Olympic Games.

Bristol Street Wear, who donated the T-shirt, said: “It’s great to see the typically dismissed art form, ‘bootlegs’, given pride of place at the V&A. This T-shirt spoke to so many people. It was immediate, it was fun, it started debates, it was censored and it even got us into trouble – everything good art should.”

Jeremy Corbyn Bootleg T-shirt Acquired By London Museum