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Summer outfit

Summer outfit

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    early 1982 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Banks, Jeff, born 1943 (designer)
    Warehouse (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given anonymously

  • Museum number:

    T.337&A-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Woman's two-piece dress consisting of a short, tiered ra-ra skirt and co-ordinating sleeveless top worn bloused and tucked into the elasticated waistband of the skirt. The top is worn off the shoulders with an elasticated ruffle edge. Both pieces printed with a large-scale floral print in gold, white, red and purple on a black ground.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

early 1982 (made)

Artist/maker

Banks, Jeff, born 1943 (designer)
Warehouse (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed cotton

Labels and date

RA-RA OUTFIT
TOP AND SKIRT
English, Warehouse, 1982
Printed cotton

During the summer of 1982 most high street fashion chain stores displayed short flounced skirts known as ra-ras. The name for this youthful style derived from the dress of American football cheer leaders. In Warehouse's interpretation of a popular style, the bold colourful print adds to the ensemble's 'cheeky' impact.
This outfit clearly shows how a garment is determined by fabric as well as cut.
Given anonymously
T.337&A-1985 [1988]

Categories

Women's clothes; Fashion; Clothing; Informal wear; Day wear; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Ready to wear

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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