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  • 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:


  • 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)


1984 (made)


Katharine Hamnett, born 1948 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Screen-printed silk

Marks and inscriptions

IN 85'
Printed on the front

Black on white woven label in nape of neck

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

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Ribeiro, Aileen. Dress And Morality. London: Batsford, 1986, illustration no 106, page 171

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. []


Silk (textile)


Screen printed


Clothing; Fashion; Politics; Informal wear

Production Type

Ready to wear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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