Man's suit in three parts (jacket, waistcoat and trousers)

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

Object Place: London, England


Center front (jacket): 77.5 cm (30 1/2 in.) Center front (waistcoat): 58.4 cm (23 in.) Center front (pants): 106 cm (41 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Rayon velvet, satin weave; plastic

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Three-piece single breasted purple suit with stylized floral burnout patterning consisting of a jacket, waistcoat, and truosers. Jacket with velvet collar and lapel. One welt pocket and two pockets with velvet flaps. Three plastic buttons at center front. Lined with satin weave. Interior welt pocket with large rectangular light blue, white, and black printed label below. Patterned with blue mushroom and white sun reads: “Granny/Takes a Trip/The World’s End/Chelsea.” Purple velvet vest/waistcoat with six plastic buttons down center front. Satin lining and back. Half belt on reverse with metal fastening. Purple pants with stylized floral burnout patterning. Four slit pockets (two back and two front) and belt loops at waistband, button and zipper fly. Unlined.


Purchased at internet auction in 2009 from California dealer by Susan Ward, Lexington, MA; purchased by the MFA (Accession date: April 22, 2009)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Doris May