Object Name: dress & jacket
Artist/Maker: Donnellan, Michael
Role in production: Designer
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Accession Number: 1956.15
Location on Display: Ground floor: CIS Manchester Gallery
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries
Blue cotton pique woven in honeycomb pattern.
Shallow V neck, separate shoulder sections slightly wider over shoulders, seam open for about 2.5. Button each side of bust for attaching collar. CB fastening with zip to hip, hook and eye at neck. Inner waistband of corded ribbon. Skirt lined with blue cotton, fitting over hips. Narrow belt fastening with press fastener and hook and eye.
Jacket : Lined with blue crepe silk. Single-breasted. Fastening to V neck with six buttons. Slit in seam above bust each side for inserting ends of collar. Three quarter sleeves.
Collar : Wide and square over back, tapering each side of front to form tab, with buttonhole to fasten to button each side of dress.
Designed by Michael for the Cotton Board, Manchester, for the parade "British Cotton Fashion" at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, May 14 1954 (Jubilee International Cotton Congress) televised by the BBC.
Height: 101.5 cm
Type: Shoulder to waist