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    Sale 5001

    Resurrection: Avant-Garde Fashion

    30 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 65

    ALKASURA (1967-1975)
    TWO GENTLEMAN'S JACKETS

    Price Realised  

    ALKASURA (1967-1975)
    TWO GENTLEMAN'S JACKETS
    early 1970s, one of yellow satin printed with cherry motif, the lapel with applied sequinned ladybird; the second, circa 1970, of cotton screen-printed with frog motif, both with designer's labels (2)


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    Alkasura was founded in 1967 by Paul Reeves and John Lloyd. In 1969 the duo separted, with Reeves establishing the shop Universal Witness (1969-1973) on Fulham Road, and with Lloyd moving into a premises at 304 Kings Road, Chelsea. Here his increasingly exotic creations attracted the attention of the emerging 'Glam' music scene, including Marc Bolan who sported a red example of the 'Cherry' jacket.

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