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Ensemble

1979 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Red dress, knit fabric, with draped waist, and pink wool and lurex knit coat with batwing sleeves. Pink leather pumps


Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 6 parts.

  • Dress
  • Coat
  • Belt
  • Shoe
  • Shoe
  • Tights
Materials and techniques
machine knitted fabric
Brief description
Red knitted dress and coat, 1979, British, designed by Clutch Cargo, with a pair of pink leather shoes, 1979, British
Physical description
Red dress, knit fabric, with draped waist, and pink wool and lurex knit coat with batwing sleeves. Pink leather pumps
Production typeReady to wear
Gallery label
COAT AND DRESS Machine-knitted wool, cotton and lurex British: Clutch Cargo (Sandra Best and Alyce Chadwell), Autumn/Winter 1979 The slim-fitting straight dress (with shaped belt) falls from a striped yoke; it has long sleeves with striped cuffs. The coat is straight, edge to edge at the front without fastenings and has a vandyked yoke. It is seamed at the sides and centre back. These garments, knitted in stocking stitch, illustrate the potential versatility of smaller knitting machines. The technique of holding stitches has been skilfully used to create directional knitting changes, resulting in intricate patterns of diagonals and 'V' shapes. Given by Sandra Best and Alyce Chadwell via Simpson (Piccadilly) Ltd T.193&A-1980(1985)
Credit line
Given by Sandra Best and Alyce Chadwell via Simpson (Piccadilly) Ltd
Object history
The complete ensemble was donated in 1979 with a customised Adel Rootstein mannequin specially made for the purpose of modelling it. This was part of a group of 25 such total ensembles donated in 1979.
Collection
Accession number
T.193-1980

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Record createdAugust 16, 2007
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