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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

  • Image in copyright

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 (Victoria and Albert Museum 01/01/2006-31/12/2006)


Textiles; Clothing; Fashion; Europeana Fashion Project

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