Man's suit

about 1970
Granny Takes a Trip (active 1966-1974) (English, 1966-1974)

Object Place: London, England


Center back (jacket): 80 cm (31 1/2 in.) Length (pants): 101.6 cm (40 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Acetate satin weave; cotton velvet, cotton velvet; cotton twill weave

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Man’s “dandy” jacket made of bright orange and purple striped satin, with black velvet collar, three velvet buttons down center front, and three velvet flap pockets. Interior lined in black with slit pocket and two labels: “100% Cotton/Granny/Takes a Trip/The World’s End/London New York/Made in England.”

Purple velveteen pants; fall front closure with three black buttons. Unlined.


March 3, 2010, purchased on eBay by Pamela Parmal, Providence, RI for the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Textile and Costume Society, Museum of Fine Arts Boston