Not currently on display at the V&A

Mini Dress

ca. 1967 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Jeff Banks trained at Camberwell School of Art and St Martin's College, and opened his shop Clobber in Blackheath, south-east London in 1964. His business grew rapidly and his designs were retailed in department stores across the UK and in New York.

This dress was worn by his wife, pop singer Sandie Shaw. It juxtaposes a hippy, Native American feel with a modern, short hemline.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Wool jersey with plastic and wooden beads
Brief Description
Woollen jersey day mini-dress with wooden and plastic beads, designed by Jeff Banks, London, ca. 1967
Physical Description
Woollen jersey mini-dress with plastic beads. Simple and flared shift-like dress with long sleeves which zip fastens down the centre back. In navy jersey inset with a front bib of bright orange jersey which is fastened with cross laced black cord. The tops of the long and straight tight-fitting sleeves are decorated with top stitched inset arcs of bright and pale orange jersey. Long fringes of orange and blue wooden and plastic beads decorate the bib's edges and sleeve tops.
Dimensions
  • Length: 86cm
  • Circumference: 70cm (waist)
  • Circumference: 75cm (bust)
Approx. size 10; mini length
Style
Summary
Jeff Banks trained at Camberwell School of Art and St Martin's College, and opened his shop Clobber in Blackheath, south-east London in 1964. His business grew rapidly and his designs were retailed in department stores across the UK and in New York.



This dress was worn by his wife, pop singer Sandie Shaw. It juxtaposes a hippy, Native American feel with a modern, short hemline.
Collection
Accession Number
T.95-1981

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record createdMarch 15, 2006
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