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Trousers and waistcoat - Coco Frills

Coco Frills

  • Object:

    Trousers and waistcoat

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1972 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Foale, Marion (designer)
    Tuffin, Sally, born 1938 (designer)
    Foale & Tuffin (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Jill Ritblat

  • Museum number:

    T.78:1, 2-1996

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

From their boutique off Carnaby Street, Foale & Tuffin provided their young clients with lively fashions. These often relected developments in the fine arts,including pop and Op art. This effervescent,ruffled ensemble exemplifies the designers skilful use of colour and pattern. Jill Ritblat wore this fun outfit as party and holiday wear and teamed it with purple espadrilles from Biba.

Physical description

Woman's ensemble comprising printed cotton spotted waistcoat and trousers.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

1972 (made)

Artist/maker

Foale, Marion (designer)
Tuffin, Sally, born 1938 (designer)
Foale & Tuffin (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

Printed cotton

Dimensions

Weight: 0.64 kg

Object history note

Jill Ritblat wore this fun outfit as party and holiday wear and teamed it with purple espadrilles from Biba.

Registered File number 1996/401.

Descriptive line

Woman's ensemble, 'Coco Frills', printed cotton spotted waistcoat and trousers, by Foale and Tuffin, United Kingdom, 1972.

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

De la Haye, Amy (ed.). The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947- 1997. London: V&A Publications, 1997, Plate 73, p. 102.

Labels and date

From their boutique off carnaby Street, Foale and Tuffin provided their young clients with lively fashions. These often reflected developments in the fine arts, including Pop and Op art. This effervescent, ruffled ensemble exemplifies the designers skillful use of colour and pattern. Jill Ritblat wore this fun outfit as party and holiday wear and teamed it with purplr espadrilles from Biba. [1997]

Materials

Cotton (textile)

Techniques

Printed

Categories

Women's clothes; Fashion; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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