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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 Gavin Fry

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

White 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

'STAY / ALIVE / IN 85'
Slogan screen-printed on the front

Object history note

Katharine Hamnett was photographed in 1985 wearing a version of this shirt (see Dress And Morality by Aileen Riberio, illustration 106, page 171).

Descriptive line

Printed silk outsize 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, p. 171


Silk (textile)


Screen printed


Clothing; Fashion; Politics; Informal wear

Production Type

Ready to wear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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