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Mini dress

Mini dress

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Banks, Jeff, born 1943 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool jersey with plastic and wooden beads

  • Museum number:

    T.95-1981

  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

Jeff Banks trained at Camberwell School of Art and St Martin's College, and opened his shop Clobber in Blackheath, south-east London in 1964. His business grew rapidly and his designs were retailed in department stores across the UK and in New York.

This dress was worn by his wife, pop singer Sandie Shaw. It juxtaposes a hippy, Native American feel with a modern, short hemline.

Physical description

Woollen jersey mini-dress with plastic beads. Simple and flared shift-like dress with long sleeves which zip fastens down the centre back. In navy jersey inset with a front bib of bright orange jersey which is fastened with cross laced black cord. The tops of the long and straight tight-fitting sleeves are decorated with top stitched inset arcs of bright and pale orange jersey. Long fringes of orange and blue wooden and plastic beads decorate the bib's edges and sleeve tops.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1967 (made)

Artist/maker

Banks, Jeff, born 1943 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Wool jersey with plastic and wooden beads

Dimensions

Length: 86 cm, Circumference: 70 cm waist, Circumference: 75 cm bust

Descriptive line

Woollen jersey day mini-dress with wooden and plastic beads, designed by Jeff Banks, London, ca. 1967

Materials

Wool jersey

Techniques

Beading

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes; Day wear; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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