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Cape

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1980-1981 (designed)
    1993 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kahn, Jane (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton and viscose, leather, paste gemstones, bells

  • Museum number:

    T.641-1993

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cape in "New Romantic" style, of blue cotton and viscose trimmed with gold leather, coloured paste gems and bells.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1980-1981 (designed)
1993 (made)

Artist/maker

Kahn, Jane (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Cotton and viscose, leather, paste gemstones, bells

Dimensions

Weight: 1 kg

Object history note

Part of a New Romantic ensemble (T.633 to 641-1993 and T.117:1, 2-1994), 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.

Purchased. Registered File number 1993/2172.

Descriptive line

Cape in "New Romantic" style, blue cotton and viscose trimmed with gold leather, coloured paste gems and bells, made in 1993 as a replica of a 1980-81 design, by Jane Kahn, London.

Materials

Leather; Cotton fibre; Viscose; Paste gems

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes; Informal wear; Evening wear; Streetstyle exhibition 1994

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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