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dress 1992.110

Object Name: dress

Artist/Maker: Quant, Mary
Role in production: Make
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom
Date: 1966

Accession Number: 1992.110
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • wool
  • acetate
Support
 
Technique
 
Description

Browny red wool jersey. Short sleeved day dress with turndown collar and CF 9" zip, running from collar top down to bust and ending in a gold metal clip. Dropped waist with skirt below.Labels CB : "Mary Quant's Ginger Group Made in England" and "Pure New Wool" and "100% jersey bonded to 100% acetate"
Purchased by the donor when a teenager from Marshall & Snelgrove Boutique in Birmingham and much worn.
See Vogue 15 April 1966 p.76 for a shot of Twiggy wearing this model. Cost 6 and a half guineas.

Dimensions

Type: Dress
Height: 34 ins
Width:
Depth:

Type: Bust
Height:
Width: 32
Depth: