Jumpsuit thumbnail 1
Jumpsuit thumbnail 2
+4
images
Not currently on display at the V&A

Jumpsuit

c.1967 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Orange jumpsuit designed by Mary Quant in about 1967. This outfit is an unusual design by Quant, playing on children’s clothing. It is made using towelling material with which Quant experimented in the 1960s, creating a selection of jumpsuits and dresses with a child-like resonance. Commenting in Honey magazine in 1967 she promoted the use of the material, saying ‘Classic towelling combines the same qualities of richness and fashion, plus the extra perk of “bath sense”.
read Six revolutionary designs by Mary Quant Modern fashion owes a great deal to the trailblazing 1960s designer Mary Quant. From skinny-rib sweaters, to coloured tights and 'onesies', here's our round-up of the signature Quant looks which revolutionised the way we dress, proving there was more to Mary than just miniskirts.
Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
towelling
Brief description
Short jumpsuit, orange with striped orange and white collar, designed by Mary Quant, England, c.1967
Physical description
Short jumpsuit made of orange towelling material with a orange and white striped collar, short sleeves and a zip at the centre front.
Object history
In the Honey Special article 1967, Quant mentions the use of towelling in her designs ' ‘Classic towelling combines the same qualities of richness and fashion, plus the extra perk of “bath sense”.
Summary
Orange jumpsuit designed by Mary Quant in about 1967. This outfit is an unusual design by Quant, playing on children’s clothing. It is made using towelling material with which Quant experimented in the 1960s, creating a selection of jumpsuits and dresses with a child-like resonance. Commenting in Honey magazine in 1967 she promoted the use of the material, saying ‘Classic towelling combines the same qualities of richness and fashion, plus the extra perk of “bath sense”.
Collection
Accession number
T.96-2018

About this object record

Explore the Collections contains over a million catalogue records, and over half a million images. It is a working database that includes information compiled over the life of the museum. Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis. We are committed to addressing these issues, and to review and update our records accordingly.

You can write to us to suggest improvements to the record.

Suggest Feedback

Record createdApril 12, 2018
Record URL
Download as: JSONIIIF Manifest