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Skirt Suit

ca. 1965 (made)
Place of origin

Skirt suit, jacket and mini-skirt in dark brown leather, single-breasted boxy jacket.

Object details

Object type
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Jacket
  • Skirt
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Suit, jacket and miniskirt, brown leather, Paul Blanche, London, Great Britain, ca. 1965
Physical description
Skirt suit, jacket and mini-skirt in dark brown leather, single-breasted boxy jacket.
  • Length: 665mm (Note: Jacket)
  • Circumference: 970mm (Note: Jacket chest)
  • Circumference: 960mm (Note: Jacket waist)
  • Length: 540mm (Note: Skirt)
  • Circumference: 685mm (Note: Skirt waist)
  • Circumference: 930mm (Note: Skirt upper hip)
Production typeReady to wear
Object history
Registered File number 1993/711, Streetstyle exhibition 1994-1995, in the exhibition it was part of the outfit called 'Mod UK mid-1960s' (includes the blouse T.246-1993, the shoes T.375-1993 and the flight bag T.542-1994).

"Female Mods were characterised by a non-body conscious, almost andrognyous appearance. Leather and suede were popular, and Mod girls favoured A-line skirts with just below-the-knee hems. Flight bags such as those by BOAC and BEA with their modernistic wing motifs were desirable because of the travel connotations. The look was neat and streamlined."
Bibliographic reference
Surfers, Soulies, Skinheads & Skaters : Subcultural Style from the Forties to the Nineties Described in the exhibition publication, part of the outfit called 'Mod UK mid-1960s'.
Accession number
T.257:1, 2-1993

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Record createdAugust 1, 2008
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