Center back: 81.3 cm (32 in.)
Medium or Technique
Embroidered cotton velvet; synthetic plain weave lining
Not On View
Deep burgundy velvet blazer with cactus motifs on the shoulders and a desert scene on the back. Labeled: Granny Takes a Trip/ the World’s End/London/ New York/ Made in England”
London boutiques like Granny Takes a Trip gained prominence during the 1960s, and achieved extraordinary success during the 1970s, supplying clothing for models, rock stars and movie stars. These boutiques catered to men as well as women, who were eager to wear the lastest fashions, and this jacket exemplifies the cool and funky aesthetic of its day.
Purchased from Resurrection, Los Angeles, CA, by the MFA, March 21, 2007
Museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts Boston