Jacket, Barbara Hulanicki, about 1970

Jacket, Barbara Hulanicki, about 1970

Jacket
Barbara Hulanicki (Biba)
about 1970 and 1968
Lamé and mixed fibres
Museum no. T.82-1991
© Victoria & Albert Museum, London

This jacket with zip detail is constructed from modern materials but the cut retains nostalgic elements. Biba was important in leading the trend for exaggerated retro styles that came to dominate youth fashion in the 1970s. The excesses of glam rock have also been traced back to Biba's version of 'camp'.