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T-shirt

T-shirt

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1984 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Katharine Hamnett, born 1948 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screen-printed silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:

    T.239-1992

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Red silk outsize T-shirt with a bold black slogan screen-printed on the front reading 'STAY ALIVE IN 85'.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1984 (made)

Artist/maker

Katharine Hamnett, born 1948 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Screen-printed silk

Marks and inscriptions

'STAY
ALIVE
IN 85'
KATHARINE HAMNETT

Object history note

Registered File number 1992/1245.

Displayed in the 20th century Galleries, 1980s room, from 1992.

Descriptive line

Silk T-shirt, designed by Katherine Hamnett, Great Britain, 1984

Labels and date

Katharine Hamnett is one of Britain's top fashion designers. She has used her position to help promote peace and ecological issues, most notably through her use of environmentally friendly fabrics and her much copied, printed slogan T-shirts, introduced in 1983. []

Materials

Silk (textile)

Techniques

Screen printed

Categories

Clothing; Fashion; Politics; Informal wear

Production Type

Ready to wear

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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