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Evening coat and hat

Evening coat and hat

  • Place of origin:

    London (retailed)

  • Date:

    1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Biba (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Knitted rayon and lurex

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs A.C. Fraser

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Woman's evening coat and matching turban hat in gold and black rayon and lurex knit.

Place of Origin

London (retailed)


1970 (made)


Biba (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Knitted rayon and lurex

Descriptive line

Woman's evening coat and turban hat in knitted rayon and lurex, designed by Biba, retailed in London, 1970

Labels and date

Machine-knitted rayon and lurex
British: Biba, about 1971

Here Barbara Hulanicki has cut and sewn knitted fabric as if it were woven cloth. The coat, with its low neck, flowing trumpet sleeves, and tiny buttons is a more sophisticated version of the popular Biba long T-shirt dress.

Given by Mrs A.C. Fraser
T.202&A-1984 [1985]


Lurex; Rayon


Fashion; Women's clothes; Shopping; Evening wear; Hats & headwear; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Ready to wear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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