Not currently on display at the V&A

T-Shirt

1984 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

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

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Screen-printed silk
Brief description
Silk T-shirt, designed by Katherine Hamnett, Great Britain, 1984
Physical description
Red silk outsize T-shirt with a bold black slogan screen-printed on the front reading 'STAY ALIVE IN 85'.
Production typeReady to wear
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'STAY ALIVE IN 85' (Printed on the front)
  • KATHARINE HAMNETT (Black on white woven label in nape of neck)
Gallery label
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.
Credit line
Given by the designer
Object history
Registered File number 1992/1245.

Displayed in the 20th century Galleries, 1980s room, from 1992.
Associated objects
Bibliographic reference
Ribeiro, Aileen. Dress And Morality. London: Batsford, 1986, illustration no 106, page 171
Collection
Accession number
T.239-1992

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Record createdAugust 16, 2007
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