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    Sale 5001

    Resurrection: Avant-Garde Fashion

    30 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 64

    MR. FREEDOM (F.1969)


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    MR. FREEDOM (F.1969)
    late 1971, to include a 'Baseball' suit, designed by Pamela Harvey, of purple and green plush velvet, with laced fronts, a 'Silver Surfer' cotton long-sleeve T-shirt, with satin appliqué and embroidery, and a jumper, woven with lightening-bolt motif, all with maker's label (3)

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    Mr Freedom was established by the visionary clothing renegade Tommy Roberts, who had pioneered the market for vintage clothing through his Carnaby Street store, Kleptomania. From 1969 until early 1971 Mr. Freedom operated from a premises at 430 King's Road, Chelsea, producing Pop Art-inspired clothing. The King's Road address was to have an enduring notoriety for British street fashion, for in late 1971 Robert's re-negotiated the lease on behalf of a certain Mr. McLaren and Ms. Westwood, whose shop 'Let it Rock' opened there at the end of the year.

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