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Two-piece suit

Two-piece suit

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1974 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Herbert, Victor, born 1944 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool, sewn

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dave Hobday

  • Museum number:

    T.485:1 to 2-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bespoke suit from the mid-1970s was designed by Victor Herbert who trained at London's Royal College of Art under Professor Janey Ironside. Herbert uses traditional tailoring techniques combined with flamboyant details of cut and colour typical of 1970s British menswear.

Physical description

Men's suit of yellow wool comprising of jacket and trousers.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1974 (made)

Artist/maker

Herbert, Victor, born 1944 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Wool, sewn

Historical context note

This suit demonstrates traditional tailoring techniques combined with flamboyant details of cut and colour typical of British menswear in the 1970s.

Descriptive line

Men's suit in yellow wool, designed by Victor Herbert, Great Britain, 1974.

Materials

Wool (textile); Plastic; Metal

Techniques

Machine sewing

Categories

Textiles; Fashion; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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