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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1968 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Biba (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Machine-sewn cotton jersey

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Frances Hinchcliffe

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Temporary Exhibition, room 38

This is a black cotton jersey mini-dress with scoop neck, bias-cut collar and bishop-style sleeves. It was produced by Biba in 1968 and it was designed to be worn with pale opaque tights and bar shoes.

Physical description

Mini-dress in cotton jersey with a short scoop neck and bias-cut collar. Bishop-style sleeves gathered at the wrists with long rouleau ties. Machine-sewn.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1968 (made)


Biba (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Machine-sewn cotton jersey

Descriptive line

Mini-dress in machine-sewn cotton jersey, designed by Biba, London, 1968

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

Mendes, Valerie. Black In Fashion. London: V&A Publications, 1999.


Cotton jersey


Machine sewing


Fashion; Women's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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