About this object

  • Maker:

    Tom Gilbey

  • ID:

    2001.74/6a

  • Production date:

    1969

  • Location:

    In Store

  • Tom Gilbey designed this suit for a client to wear to the captain's dinner on the Queen Elizabeth II liner sailing from New York on 8 October 1969 to Southampton. The suit was completed after four fittings at Gilbey's Sackville Street shop. It is made from blue fabric woven with a ragged zig-zag pattern. The suit was worn with this shirt and cravat, made from synthetic crepe printed in blue on white with an Indian-inspired pattern of floral sprays and paisley-style motifs. The wearer later regretted his choice, which looked totally out of place at a formal occasion where dinner jackets were the norm.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    DM 1030 mm (chest)

  • Materials

    synthetic fibre; plastic

  • Last Updated

    2018-07-04

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • CREDIT

    Gift from Geoffrey Osmint in memory of Keith Webber, August 2001.

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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