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Choker and collar

Choker and collar

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1980-1981 (designed)
    1993 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kahn, Jane (designer)
    Patty Bell (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather and paste gemstones

  • Museum number:

    T.635:1, 2-1993

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Choker and collar of gold leather decorated with paste gemstones.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1980-1981 (designed)
1993 (made)


Kahn, Jane (designer)
Patty Bell (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Leather and paste gemstones

Object history note

Registered File number 1993/2172, Streetstyle exhibition 1994-1995, in the exhibition it was part of an outfit called 'New Romantic Kahn & Belle UK 1980-1 (re-made 1993)' (includes the hat T.633-1993, the gloves T.634-1993, the earrings T.636-1993, the T-shirt T.637-1993, the leggings T.638-1993, the skirt T.639-1993, the bustier T.640-1993, the cape T.641-1993 and the boots T.117-1994).

Part of a New Romantic ensemble designed and made by Jane Kahn and Patty Bell, whose shop "Kahniverous" was based in the Great Gear Market, Kings Road, Chelsea. It was made in 1993 as a replica of a 1980-81 design, for the Street Style exhibition to represent a New Romantic look for 1980-81.

Kahn and Bell's design sources were eclectic, bringing together Egyptian, African and Far East art and design influences which were combined with futuristic and fantastic elements. Their style was elaborate, almost theatrical, and had a particular appeal to the more extreme New Romantics.

Descriptive line

Choker and collar, gold leather decorated with paste gemstones, designed by Jane Kahn and Patty Bell, London, 1993

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Described in the exhibition publication, part of an outfit called 'New Romantic Kahn & Belle UK 1980-1 (re-made 1993)'.
Surfers, Soulies, Skinheads & Skaters : Subcultural Style from the Forties to the Nineties


Leather; Paste gems


Fashion; Accessories; Women's clothes; Streetstyle exhibition 1994; Couture

Production Type

Haute couture


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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