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Coco Frills

Trousers and Waistcoat
1972 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

From their boutique off Carnaby Street, Foale & Tuffin provided their young clients with lively fashions. These often relected developments in the fine arts,including pop and Op art. This effervescent,ruffled ensemble exemplifies the designers skilful use of colour and pattern. Jill Ritblat wore this fun outfit as party and holiday wear and teamed it with purple espadrilles from Biba.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Trousers
  • Waistcoat
TitleCoco Frills (named collection)
Materials and techniques
Printed cotton
Brief description
Woman's ensemble, 'Coco Frills', printed cotton spotted waistcoat and trousers, by Foale and Tuffin, United Kingdom, 1972.
Physical description
Woman's ensemble comprising printed cotton spotted waistcoat and trousers.
Dimensions
  • Weight: 0.64kg
Gallery label
From their boutique off carnaby Street, Foale and Tuffin provided their young clients with lively fashions. These often reflected developments in the fine arts, including Pop and Op art. This effervescent, ruffled ensemble exemplifies the designers skillful use of colour and pattern. Jill Ritblat wore this fun outfit as party and holiday wear and teamed it with purplr espadrilles from Biba.(1997)
Credit line
Given by Mrs Jill Ritblat
Object history
Jill Ritblat wore this fun outfit as party and holiday wear and teamed it with purple espadrilles from Biba.

Registered File number 1996/401.
Summary
From their boutique off Carnaby Street, Foale & Tuffin provided their young clients with lively fashions. These often relected developments in the fine arts,including pop and Op art. This effervescent,ruffled ensemble exemplifies the designers skilful use of colour and pattern. Jill Ritblat wore this fun outfit as party and holiday wear and teamed it with purple espadrilles from Biba.
Associated object
T.702:1-2000 (Ensemble)
Bibliographic reference
De la Haye, Amy (ed.). The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947- 1997. London: V&A Publications, 1997, Plate 73, p. 102.
Other number
78 - Ritblat catalogue
Collection
Accession number
T.78:1, 2-1996

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Record createdSeptember 30, 2003
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