queen elizabeth’s wardrobe revamp’d
item 8 – jacket for a jubilee

drawing, stencilling and machine embroidery on silk and cotton velvet

private collection

The jacket was made for the 62 Group exhibition In Context at the V&A in 2002.

Statement from the exhibition catalogue:
“Historical textiles rarely inform my work, although I give workshops on 16th century textiles using 20th century processes. This exhibition afforder me the opportunity to extend my knowledge, constructing a rather subversive garment for an imaginary inventory. Clothing decoration of the first Elizabethan era often incorporated symbols pertinent to the age: in my ‘revamp’ of Elizabeth 2nd’s compartatively dull garments, are ones found in the last 50 years, representing contemporary issues of technology, ecology and culture.”