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Ensemble

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1979 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Barnett, Sheridan, born 1951 (designer)
    Brown, Sheilagh (designer)
    Trill, Christopher (designer)
    Milore (designer)
    Jean Claudette (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool and jersey with accessories of jersey, netting, suede and leather

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designers

  • Museum number:

    T.198A-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A yellow wool overcoat, unlined, over a black jersey dress with purple suede belt. Black wool and velvet hat, with separate netting veil and pink jersey bow. Worn with black patterned tights and black pumps.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

1979 (made)

Artist/maker

Barnett, Sheridan, born 1951 (designer)
Brown, Sheilagh (designer)
Trill, Christopher (designer)
Milore (designer)
Jean Claudette (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Wool and jersey with accessories of jersey, netting, suede and leather

Object history note

This complete outfit was one of 25 complete ensembles representing British fashion design from Winter 1979. All the accessories, including gloves, stockings and shoes, were donated at the same time, along with an Adel Rootstein mannequin.

Descriptive line

Ensemble for Winter 1979, Sheridan Barnett & Sheilagh Brown.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

De la Haye, Amy (ed.). The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947- 1997. London, England: V&A Publications, 1997 p. 202.

Labels and date

Bright yellow, magenta, and purple are set against black with immense bravura in this dazzling ensemble. Providing warmth for a cold night, a roomy, unfitted overcoat with raglan sleeves envelops a clinging black jersey cocktail dress. The perky hat with seductive veil makes reference to 1940s millinery. [1997]

Production Note

Barnett & Brown collection for Winter 1979

Attribution note: For Winter 1979

Materials

Wool; Jersey; Suede; Leather; Velvet; Nylon; Net (textile)

Categories

Fashion; Formal wear; Accessories; Shopping; Clothing; Footwear; Hats & headwear

Production Type

Ready to wear

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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