Dress, Jeff Banks, about 1968

Dress, Jeff Banks, about 1968

Dress
Jeff Banks
about 1968
synthetic jersey
Museum no. T.95-1981
worn and given by Sandie Shaw
© Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Jeff Banks trained at Camberwell School of Art and St Martin's College before opening his shop Clobber in Blackheath in 1964. The business grew rapidly and Banks retailed his designs in department stores across the UK and in New York. This dress was worn by his wife, singer Sandie Shaw. It combines a hippy Native American feel with a modern, short hemline.