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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain, uk (made)

  • Date:

    1968 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Deighton, Gordon, born 1934 (designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tie-dyed silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Gordon Deighton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

During the1960s in London Gordon Deighton was the Fashion Coordinator of the very popular 'Trend' department of Simpsons of Piccadilly. There he designed and sold stylish menswear within a somewhat staid department store setting. In one ensemble, Deighton combined this pair of blue silk tie-dyed trousers with a pink cotton shirt with eyelet front. The pale colours and a playful application of the tie-dye technique demonstrate an increasing sartorial choice available to young British men. Deighton said of his design aesthetic, 'I suppose it boils down to a question of taste and my own standards of colour, fabric and design.'

Physical description

Trousers of blue tie-dyed silk.

Place of Origin

Great Britain, uk (made)


1968 (made)


Deighton, Gordon, born 1934 (designers)

Materials and Techniques

Tie-dyed silk


Weight: 0.42 kg

Descriptive line

Trousers of blue tie-dyed silk designed by Gordon Deighton for Simpsons of Piccadilly, Britain, 1968

Exhibition History

Sixties Fashion (V&A 01/01/2006-31/12/2006)


Textiles; Clothing; Fashion; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection code


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