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Dress fabric - Elvis Patchwork

Elvis Patchwork

  • Object:

    Dress fabric

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1991 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Page, Gary (designer)
    Red or Dead (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screen-printed cotton jersey

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Gary Page

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Gary Page designed this textile for Red or Dead's Autumn/Winter collection 1991. It features images of 1950s pop icon Elvis Priesley amongst classic tailoring fabrics such as Houndstooth, Glencheck, Herringbone and Prince of Wales. The monochrome quality of the prints brings out the geometric characteristics of these woven fabrics, drawing similarities with and complementing the one optical pattern square seen amongst the fabric prints.

Page drew inspiration from popular culture of the 1950s and 1960s, including the Op and Pop Art movements, Andy Warhol and American mass culture.

Physical description

Screen printed cotton jersey, with additional printing using black pigment and puff binder. Features images of Elvis Presley amongst prints of tailoring fabrics 'Hounds Tooth', 'Glencheck', 'Herringbone' and 'Prince of Wales'.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1991 (made)


Page, Gary (designer)
Red or Dead (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Screen-printed cotton jersey


Length: 246 cm, Width: 168 cm

Descriptive line

Screen printed cotton jersey with images of Elvis Presley amongst tailoring fabrics, Gary Page for Red or Dead, London, 1991.

Production Note

Printed by IVO Southall for Autumn/Winter Collection 1991




Screen printing



Production Type

Mass produced


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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