Sex Pistols God Save the Queen Custom One-Piece Bikini
This edgy one-piece slingshot design is a tribute to one of the greatest punk bands of all time, the legendary and always irreverent Sex Pistols. An original Colleen Kelly design, this item was hand-crafted from a vintage God Save the Queen tee, featuring the iconic (and controversial) image of Queen Elizabeth II over the British colors, and was accented with authentic Sid Vicious memorabilia. A Rabbit lock, identical to the one worn famously by bassist Sid, hangs at one hip and a revolver at the other. The revolver charm was made for the 1986 movie Sid and Nancy as a replica of Nancy's revolver necklace. Various punk buttons, a US Army badge (also famously worn by the rocker), and a Nancy Spungen button (as a symbol of enduring love) adorn the suit with a bit of fishnet thrown in for good measure. A Punk's Not Dead buckle secures the slingshot style bottoms.
The suit is sized SMALL to MEDIUM and was used in the editorial shoot shown in the item's images. It was worn with full undergarments during the shoot and is perfectly clean.
Each one of these custom couture designs is unique and considered as a piece of artwork created by designer Colleen Kelly. The vintage materials and artistic elements that go into creating these one-of-a-kind "swimsuits" were assembled from original collector, art, and memorabilia sources around the globe. Colleen’s 20+ years of swimwear design experience, along with her seasoned talent in styling for the fashion industry, went into each piece. You will find a perfect blending of the vintage logos, embellishments, and graphics of the subject pop culture icons, bands, or artists featured in the design with the sexy, streamlined fitting requirements of the woman’s body. They aren’t "cheap" but they are more than worth the premium price for celebrities, artists, photographers, and customers that need a custom "styled" look to maintain their image.
Some of these items are rare and irreplaceable, which precludes them from being recreated in most cases, as only original items were used. The inherent value, and sometimes fragile nature, of these collector items makes it very difficult to manufacture more than one piece and prohibits us from offering returns, exchanges & etcetera.
This particular suit has been sold; however, WE MAY BE ABLE TO MAKE A SIMILAR PIECE FOR YOU. Click on the "Custom Order Inquiry" button to be taken to our custom e-mail form. Please fill out the form and leave us a message letting us know you'd like to have a custom suit made for you. Don't forget to let us know which style number you're inquiring about. We will contact you with the details on availability and payment for this special service.