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Bow tie

Bow tie

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain, United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1966-1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Synthetic velvet

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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

Purple synthetic velvet bow tie.

Place of Origin

Great Britain, United Kingdom (made)


1966-1967 (made)


Unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Synthetic velvet


Weight: 0.44 kg

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Synthetic velvet bow tie, Great Britain, 1966-1967

Exhibition History

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


Synthetic fibre


Velvet weave


Fashion; Men's clothes; Accessories

Collection code


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