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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear

Shirt

late 1960s- early 1970s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Yellow and white paisley printed cotton 'oxford' shirt.
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
printed cotton
Brief Description
Paisley shirt, Liberty & Co, English, ca. 1960s.
Physical Description
Yellow and white paisley printed cotton 'oxford' shirt.
Dimensions
  • Weight: 0.32kg
  • Length: 41.5cm (Note: across shoulders)
  • Length: 91.5cm (Note: maximum length at back)
Marks and Inscriptions
Liberty of London (Label in neck)
Gallery Label
The vogue for brightly coloured, patterned shirts provided an opportunity for men with adventurous tastes to make bold fashion statements. Cockwell & Johnson used Liberty's Tana Lawn (designed by William Haynes Dorell); Deborah Clare exploited Art Deco revival styles and Liberty utilised colourful paisleys. In addition to regular cotton and silk, flimsy chiffon shirts, with stiffened collars and cuffs, were fashionable in the late 1960s and early 1970s.(1997)
Credit line
Worn and given by Sir Roy Strong
Bibliographic Reference
De la Haye, Amy (ed.). The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947- 1997. London : V&A Publications, 1997plate 79
Collection
Accession Number
T.196-1979

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record createdOctober 1, 2003
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