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Pair of shoes

Pair of shoes

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1970-72 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Biba (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Moss crêpe

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Jackie More

  • Museum number:

    T.175:1, 2-1992

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of dusky pink Mary Jane style pumps in moss crêpe with bar straps and buttons. High heeled court shoes.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1970-72 (made)

Artist/maker

Biba (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Moss crêpe

Marks and inscriptions

'BIBA / Made in England'

Dimensions

Length: 24 cm, Height: 13 cm, Height: 7 cm heel height

Object history note

Registered File number 1992/888.

Historical context note

A near-identical pair of these shoes was worn by the actress Katy Manning as regular character 'Jo Grant' in the BBC TV series 'Doctor Who' in the 1972 story "The Curse Of Peladon" (4 episodes). Jo Grant famously wore trendy, super-fashionable clothing in each story, most if not all of which has been identified as being Biba.

Descriptive line

Pair of strapped pumps in moss crêpe, designed by Biba, England, 1970-72

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.

Labels and date

Barbara Hulanicki re-styled the familiar bar shoe to suit the 'retro' Biba image, blending elements from children's shoes, 1920s styles and dance footwear. They were sold in a range of sludgy purples and pinks to co-ordinate with Biba clothes made in similar crepe fabrics. [1997]

Materials

Moss crêpe (viscose)

Categories

Footwear; Fashion; Accessories; Women's clothes

Production Type

Ready to wear

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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