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On display at V&A South Kensington
Theatre & Performance, Room 105


1967 (made)
Place Of Origin

watch ASMR at the museum Our Theatre and Performance collection includes props and costumes from many iconic moments in the history of circus, dance, drama, film, opera, pantomime, popular music – and much more. Often these objects played their part in a spectacular visual and auditory experience, but when display...
watch Conserving Sandie Shaw's Eurovision dress In this ASMR video, watch and listen to Senior Textile Conservator Susana Fajardo as she works on the dress worn by Sandie Shaw at the Eurovision Song contest in 1967. Follow the meticulous process as the garment is inspected, and loose beads are secured onto the embellished underdress.
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk and chiffon with sequins
Brief Description
Dress worn by Sandie Shaw for the Eurovision Song Contest, designed by Parker Costumier Ltd, 1967. Pink silk dress and pink chiffon overdress with sequins.
Gallery Label
Gallery rotation, 2022 DRESS WORN BY SANDIE SHAW IN THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 1967 Known as the ‘barefoot pop princess’, singer Sandie Shaw was wearing this mini dress when she became the UK’s first Eurovision winner with ‘Puppet on a String’. The song gave her a third UK No. 1 single, which was a record for British female singers at the time. Her style was so popular that she launched her own fashion label a year later. Designed by Parker Costumier Ltd Silk and chiffon with sequins Given by Bridgett and Mary Vane Museum no. S.735-1983 (07/03/2022)
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Given by Bridgett and Mary Vane
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record createdJuly 1, 2009
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