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99/6/14 Outfit, womens, consisting of top, trousers, hat, cardigan, shoes (pair), brooch and earring, nylon / wool / plastic / metal, designed by Linda Jackson / Jenny Kee / Vivienne Westwood / Peter Tully, Australia / England, 1976. Click to enlarge.

Outfit by Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson

Designed
Jenny Kee collection of clothing, textiles, artwork and archive, Australia / England / Japan / Africa / USA 1967-1995

Jenny Kee (born Sydney 1947) is one of Australia's most important designers, best known for designing and retailing a unique range of colourful clothing and knitwear. One major theme links all aspects of this collection, Jenny Kee's love of Australia's unique natural environment. Her garments are a canvas for her artwork featuring images of native flora and fauna, the opal gem …

Summary

Object No.

99/6/14

Object Statement

Outfit, womens, consisting of top, trousers, hat, cardigan, shoes (pair), brooch and earring, nylon / wool / plastic / metal, designed by Linda Jackson / Jenny Kee / Vivienne Westwood / Peter Tully, Australia / England, 1976

Physical Description

Top with belt: fitted top made of hot pink, bright green and lime green striped nylon jersey. The top has a very high collar and long dolman sleeves. The proper left side opening of the collar fastens with seven fabric covered buttons and fabric loops. The top is machine sewn and unlined. There is a sash belt of the same fabric.

Trousers: a pair of loose fitting, slim legged trousers made of the same pink and green striped nylon fabric with an elasticised waist. The trousers are machine sewn and unlined.

Hat: fitted cap with a knot at the front made of the same pink and green striped nylon fabric. The hat is machine sewn and unlined.

Cardigan: loose fitting cardigan made of thick pink woollen yarn with a shawl collar, long straight sleeves and two patch pockets at left and right front at hip level. The cardigan has a handknitted design comprising black stripes on the sleeves and trim around centre front, hem, collar and pockets. On the back is a woman's face (Jenny Kee's) wearing glasses, red lipstick and with black hair. On the front there is a yellow 'J' on the proper right front and a green 'K' on the proper left front in Chinese style lettering. Centre front opening fastens with a pink nylon zipper. The cardigan is hand knitted, hand sewn and unlined.

Shoes: pair of mules made of dark pink leather, they have high stiletto heels and short platform sole. The shoes have black plastic soles and brown and pink leather innersoles and lining.

Brooch: 'Jenny Kee' brooch made of red plastic painted with black design of a woman's face wearing glasses and smiling. The brooch has a metal pin clasp glued to the back.

Earring: small earring made of yellow plastic in the shape of an artist's pallete painted with blobs of different coloured paint. Glued to the back is a metal clasp.

Marks

Stamped on the inner soles of the shoes 'ESPECIALLY FOR/SEX/430 KINGS RD/CHELSEA/MADE IN ENGLAND'.

Production

Notes

Outfit made by Linda Jackson, jumper designed by Jenny Kee, jewellery designed by Peter Tully in Australia and the shoes were designed by Vivienne Westwood in England.

The design of Kee's jumper reflects the development of the Jenny Kee Face logo and her increasing interest in her Chinese heritage.

Outfit made by Linda Jackson, jewellery made by Peter Tully in Australia and the shoes made by Vivien Westwood in England.

This outfit was made in 1976.

History

Notes

This outfit was probably featured in Le Cafe in Park Street parade of 1976.

Jenny Kee was also wearing the jumper when she and her daughter Grace were involved in the Granville Train Disaster. Both survived and the jumper subsequently became more significant.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1999

Acquisition Date

3 February 1999

Cite this Object

Harvard

Outfit by Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 1 July 2022, <https://ma.as/167386>

Wikipedia

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