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Fashion design

Fashion design

  • Place of origin:

    England (designed)

  • Date:

    1963 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Green, Jane Elizabeth (Miss) (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and gouache on coloured paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jane Elizabeth Green

  • Museum number:

    E.416-2015

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case FD, shelf 17

Jane Elizabeth Green trained as a fashion designer at the London College of Fashion in 1957-58 and at the Royal College of Art from 1958 to 1961. In her graduating year she was given the Frederick Starke Travelling Award for the best designer of wholesale fashion, which enabled her to travel to New York and Florence. Despite the premium attached to couture design, Green always wanted to design for the high street; her clothes were put into production by the fashion designer and promoter Frederick Starke and she produced designs for the Wallis chain. She went into teaching and was a lecturer in fashion and textiles at Hornsey and Nottingham College of Art from 1963 to 1966. Thereafter she departed from her design career, undertook secretarial work and trained as a lawyer; she was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1993.

Physical description

Design for a white knee-length cape illustrated in profile and from the front. The cape has a turned-down collar and is held together by a single clasp.

Place of Origin

England (designed)

Date

1963 (designed)

Artist/maker

Green, Jane Elizabeth (Miss) (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and gouache on coloured paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Wallis Shops / 1963'
Inscribed in pencil; bottom right

Dimensions

Height: 30.6 cm, Width: 17.9 cm

Descriptive line

Fashion design for a white cape by Jane Elizabeth Green, pen and gouache on paper, England, 1963

Materials

Paper; Ink; Gouache

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Cape

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Fashion; Clothing

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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