Dress, Barbara Hulanicki, about 1969

Dress, Barbara Hulanicki, about 1969

Dress
Barbara Hulanicki (Biba) (1936-)
About 1969
Acrylic jersey
Museum no. T.203-1991
Given by Karina Garrick

While some 1960s designers produced futuristic clothes, Hulanicki looked to the past for inspiration. The Art Deco print of this maxi-length dress recalls the glamour and decadence of the 1930s, while the tight, puffed sleeves and high collar are reminiscent of late 19th-century styles.