Dress and Jacket, John Cavanagh, 1961

Dress and Jacket, John Cavanagh, 1961

Dress and Jacket
John Cavanagh (1914-2004)
1961
Egyptian cotton and silk
Lent by the Museum of Costume, Bath, BATMC I.09.868&A
Given by the Hon. Mrs John Ward from the estate of the late Hon. Lady Ward

Of all the London couturiers Cavanagh perhaps presented the most youthful collections. With its fresh print and deceptively simple construction, this cotton suit anticipates the lighter mood of the 1960s, yet there is still an element of formality in its well-mannered neatness.