“Street Style”

Silk coat.

Commissioned by the director at the time of the Dress & Textile Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum, to wear at the opening of a major fashion exhibition in the Museum called “Street Style”. The design is based on the pattern of a Chelsea pensioner's red serge coat. Street Style coat is made from exotic black silk covered in tiny jet beads, piped edges in red and purple silk, with stitched collage covered buttons.