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Skirt

Skirt

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fassett, Kaffe, born 1937 (designer)
    Bellini, Beatrice (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-knitted Shetland wool

  • Museum number:

    T.306-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Skirt of hand-knitted Shetland wool. Blue, pink and green with a fringe at the hem. Shaped like a poncho, it is knitted in three pieces (back, front and waistband). It is patterned in multi-coloured stocking stitch. The waist is elasticated.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1970 (made)

Artist/maker

Fassett, Kaffe, born 1937 (designer)
Bellini, Beatrice (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-knitted Shetland wool

Descriptive line

1972c, British; Fassett, Kaffe. Hand-knitted Shetland wool

Labels and date

SKIRT
Hand-knitted wool
British: Kaffe Fassett, 1970.

The style of this skirt foreshadowed the 1970s vogue for ethnic clothes. Shaped like a poncho, it is knitted in three pieces (back, front and waistband) and fringed at the hem-line. It is patterned in multi-coloured stocking stitch. The waist is elasticated.

This design was produced for Kaffe Fassett both by hand (by Beatrice Bellini) and machine (by Mildred Boulton).

An identical skirt was worn by Raquel Welch (the Observer Colour Supplement, 20 December 1970).

Kaffe Fassett, a Californian living in London, taught himself to knit after discovering a seductive, colourful range of yarns on a visit to Scotland.

T.306-1985 [1985]

Categories

Women's clothes; Fashion; Scotland

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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