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  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1992 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Irie (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton, rayon and spandex

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cotton, rayon and spandex women's jacket.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


1992 (made)


Irie (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Cotton, rayon and spandex

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1992/2010.

Descriptive line

Women's jacket of cotton, rayon and spandex, designed and made by Irie, Paris, 1992

Labels and date

Designed and made by Irie, Paris, France,
Autumn/Winter 1992
Cotton (48%), rayon (48%) and spandex (4%)
Spandex is a generic term used since 1960 to describe
man-made fibres composed largely of segmented
polyurethane. It was initially used for underwear and
sports clothing but in recent years has been used for
fashion also. It is not immediately apparent that this
tailored jacket is stretchy, but its spandex component
facilitates a body-moulding fit. The textile design reflects
the 1992 vogue for snakeskin and animal prints. []

Production Note

Autumn / Winter 1992.


Cotton (textile); Rayon; Spandex


Fashion; Women's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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