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Dress and headscarf - The Dispo Kid

The Dispo Kid

  • Object:

    Dress and headscarf

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meyersohn, Diane (designer)
    Dispo (Meyersohn & Silverstein Ltd) (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Viline

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:

    MISC.23&A-1988

  • Gallery location:

    20th Century, Room 76, case 14 []

Physical description

Round-necked sleeveless flared shift dress of vilene printed with a design of lions and hearts in pink, blue, and orange-red on a bright lemon ground. The armholes are bound with lemon bias binding. The matching triangular headscarf is bound with lemon bias binding, extending into tie-strings along the front edge.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1967 (made)

Artist/maker

Meyersohn, Diane (designer)
Dispo (Meyersohn & Silverstein Ltd) (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Viline

Historical context note

The designer felt that, although sold worldwide, the children's range was not as successful as it might have been: the vilene is inflammable, and major stores such as Tesco refuse to handle the garments because of this.

Descriptive line

Dress and headscarf, Diane Meyersohn, London, 1967

Labels and date

6. CHILD'S DRESS AND SCARF
Designed by Diane Meyersohn (British) and sold by her
under the label 'The Dispo Kid', London, Great Britain,
1967
Bonded fibre 'paper', printed
Given by the designer
Misc.23-1988

Diane Meyersohn designed adult 'paper' clothes also.
The garments were made up in Brick Lane, London and
sold world-wide. The children's range was less successful
than the adult range because major stores such as Tesco
refused to handle it on the grounds that the material was
inflammable. []

Materials

Vilene

Subjects depicted

Hearts; Lions

Categories

Children's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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