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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1979 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Arbeid, Murray, born 1935 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawing in fibre tip pen and wash

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case LD, shelf 24

Physical description

A drawing, in fibre tip pen and wash, depicting seven designs for dresses.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)


1979 (designed)


Arbeid, Murray, born 1935 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Drawing in fibre tip pen and wash

Marks and inscriptions

'Embroidered jersey variations Winter '79 collection'
Inscribed and dated in fibre tip pen


Height: 77.7 cm, Width: 74.4 cm

Object history note

In 1979 Simpson Ltd. held an exhibition of designs [i.e. the costumes themselves] for day and evening dress by twenty-five leading British designers. Simpson's subsequently decided to offer the entire show as a gift to the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Descriptive line

Drawing by Murray Arbeid, fashion designs for Winter 1979, for an exhibition held by Simpson's (Piccadilly) Ltd., fibre tip pen and wash, Great Britain, 1979

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990


Paper; Ink; Wash



Subjects depicted

Fashion design; Dresses


Designs; Drawings; Clothing; Fashion


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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