[Image of George Harrison in Granny jacket via Sun Dazed.]
The name of London's Kings Road shop conveyed the vibe. Think Late-Victorian and Edwardian upholstery florals walking on the wild side. Picture John Henry Dearle's circa 1890s Golden Lily print (originally for William Morris wallpaper) reincarnated as a rock star's tailored jacket. In short, Granny Takes a Trip.
[John Henry Dearle's Golden Lily design at the V & A.]
[Rag & Bone's Bailey jacket.]
According to the Museum's advance statements, the show will go beyond protest signs and incense to explore the ways in which hippies revolutionized fashion. A 152-page accompanying catalogue is expected to be available in June. The spirited exhibition will highlight roughly 50 outfits and open to the public July 16.
A note: I find it hard to mention Boston without expressing my sorrow for the victims of Monday's horrific violence. My thoughts are with those who've lost their lives or limbs or suffered other traumatic life-altering injuries.