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Shirt

Shirt

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain, UK (made)

  • Date:

    1966-1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    AK Co. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton

  • Museum number:

    T.563:3-1997

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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This distinctive suit with its long frock coat and tall 'highwayman' collar was worn for public appearances by the cabaret group 'The International Minipops' who toured their musical puppet show on luxury cruise-liners.It is typical of the more flamboyant menswear available from Carnaby Street boutiques in the 1960s. Retailers such as Take Six's owner, Sidney Brent, carefully courted show-business personalities as clients in order to generate useful publicity.

Physical description

Lilac cotton shirt with a detachable frill.

Place of Origin

Great Britain, UK (made)

Date

1966-1967 (made)

Artist/maker

AK Co. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Cotton

Dimensions

Weight: 0.44 kg

Object history note

Part of a man's ensemble T.563:1 to 16-1997.

Descriptive line

Man's cotton shirt, AK Co., Great Britain, 1966-1967

Exhibition History

Sixties Fashion (Victoria and Albert Museum 06/06/2006-25/02/2007)

Materials

Cotton (textile)

Categories

Fashion; Men's clothes

Collection code

T&F

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