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Bustier

Bustier

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1980-1981 (designed)
    1993 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kahn, Jane (designer)
    Patty Bell (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather with studs and chains

  • Museum number:

    T.640-1993

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bustier of gold leather with studs and chains.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1980-1981 (designed)
1993 (made)

Artist/maker

Kahn, Jane (designer)
Patty Bell (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Leather with studs and chains

Dimensions

Weight: 0.64 kg

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 choker and collar T.635-1993, the earrings T.636-1993, the T-shirt T.637-1993, the leggings T.638-1993, the skirt T.639-1993, 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

Bustier, gold leather with studs and chains, designed by Jane Kahn and Patty Bell, London, 1993

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

Drescribed 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

Materials

Leather

Categories

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

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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