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Dress

Dress

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    early 1970s (made)
    early 1970s (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Banks, Jeff, born 1943

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Machine-stitched and machine-embroidered cheesecloth and cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Judy Bennett PR

  • Museum number:

    T.245-1999

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Sleveless square cut dress, slightly pleated at yoke, square cut collar. Front: yoke made of multicolour appliqués embroidered with silk, decorated with wooden beads. Rectangle of multicolour appliqués sewn near the front hem. Back : yoke made of multicolour appliqués embroidered with silk, decorated with wooden beads and cotton tassles.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

early 1970s (made)
early 1970s (designed)

Artist/maker

Banks, Jeff, born 1943

Materials and Techniques

Machine-stitched and machine-embroidered cheesecloth and cotton

Marks and inscriptions

"Jeff Banks / made in England by Rembrandt"
1) Makers's mark; English; neck; machine embroidery; silk thread

Dimensions

Length: 116 cm, Width: 83 cm

Historical context note

Rare example of Jeff Banks design, typifies the influence of ethno-folklore on fashion in the early 1970s.

Descriptive line

Cheesecloth dress with multicolour appliqués yoke

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

Cutting Edge

Materials

Cotton; Silk; Wood

Production Type

Ready to wear

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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