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Dress and coat ensemble

Dress and coat ensemble

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    2008 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Starzewski, Tomasz, born 1961 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    printed silk and wild silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the family of the late Baroness Thatcher

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Ensemble. Silk dress printed with an optical black and white spot pattern, skirt with faux wrap-over panel in front and elbow length sleeves. Black wild-silk coat in a loose trapeze style with flared bracelet sleeves, the lining to match the dress print.

Place of Origin

London (made)


2008 (made)


Starzewski, Tomasz, born 1961 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

printed silk and wild silk


Length: 110 cm coat, Length: 49 cm coat sleeve, Length: 109 cm dress, Circumference: 116 cm waist, Circumference: 112 cm bust

Object history note

This outfit was worn by Mrs. Thatcher (by then, Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven) to the UK Commemorative Service for Northern Ireland Operations at St Paul's Cathedral in September 10, 2008. At this event the Baroness was photographed in the company of Labour Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and other key British political figures.

- Daniel Milford-Cottam

Descriptive line

Tomasz Starzewski, London, 2008. Black and white printed silk dress and black wild silk coat lined to match.


Silk; Wild silk




Politics; Fashion; Clothing; Women's clothes


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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