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Mr Fish

Suit, Mr Fish, 1967. Museum no. T.192-1979. Tie, Mr Fish, about 1968. Museum no. T.201-1979

Suit, Mr Fish, 1967. Museum no. T.192-1979. Tie, Mr Fish, about 1968. Museum no. T.201-1979

Men's fashions during the 19th and 20th centuries were often conservative and dull in comparison to women's. The 1960s saw the 'peacock revolution', a high point of flamboyance in men's dress. One important contributor was Michael Fish.

Initially apprenticed to a shirtmaker's, by 1962 he was designing floral shirts for Turnbull and Asser of Jermyn Street. These garments were often decorated with embroidery and ruffles.

Fish became a leading stylist, in tune with the sixties urge for self expression through highly individual clothing. In 1965 he dressed Terence Stamp in vivid Liberty prints for his film role in 'Modesty Blaise'.

The following year Fish opened his boutique 'Mr. Fish' on Clifford Street. Here he sold wide 'kipper' ties, colourful suits and ethnic inspired separates. A mixture of trendsetting aristocrats and stars made it a glamorous shopping destination.

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Large Trophy Fish - 'Kaleidoscope' Pattern||RLCTB

Large Trophy Fish - 'Kaleidoscope' Pattern||RLCTB

This decorative fish is printed in a lovely floral pattern and is supplied flat packed for self-assembly. Press out the precision cut pieces and slot …

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What is Luxury?

25 April – 27 September 2015. What is Luxury? interrogates ideas of luxury today, addressing how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity.

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Event - Cross Stitch with Mr X

Sat 08 November 2014–Sat 05 December 2015

ONE DAY PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: Master the art of cross stitch in this workshop led by Mr X, the Kingpin of Contemporary Embroidery.

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