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Jumper

  • Place of origin:

    London (Designed)
    shetland (wool, produced)
    Hawick (Manufactured)
    London (Retailed)

  • Date:

    1962 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mary Quant, born 1930 (Designer)
    John Laing (made for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    knitting

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Stella Kateb

  • Museum number:

    T.1707-2017

  • Gallery location:

    Temporary Exhibition, Room 40, case SC08

This jumper was designed by Mary Quant for John Laing in the 1960s. John Laing is a prominent Scottish knitwear manufacturer. The donor, Stella Kateb, bought this jumper from the Harrods 'Way In' store, where she worked in the 1960s. She recalls this style being a top seller and "flying off the shelves".

The jumper has an exaggerated neckline, reminiscent of contemporary cricket jumpers. Quant repeated this is a feature in other designs.

Physical description

Jumper, wool, machine knitted, brown with black and white boarder on the cuffs, hem and neckline. Exagerated v-neck.

Place of Origin

London (Designed)
shetland (wool, produced)
Hawick (Manufactured)
London (Retailed)

Date

1962 (made)

Artist/maker

Mary Quant, born 1930 (Designer)
John Laing (made for)

Materials and Techniques

knitting

Dimensions

Length: 630 mm Max. length shoulder to hem, Width: 570 mm Bust line, Width: 445 mm Hem

Object history note

The donor, Stella Kateb, bought this jumper from the Harrods 'Way In' store, where she worked in the 1960s. She recalls this style being a top seller and "flying off the shelves".

Descriptive line

Brown v-neck jumper, wool, machine knitted, designed by by Mary Quant for John Laing, United Kingdom, c.1965

Materials

Wool; Virgin wool

Techniques

Machine knitted

Categories

Knitting; Women's clothes; Clothing; Ready-to-wear; Day wear

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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