PVC skirt

Front view of a skirt showing the fitted shape. Side view of a skirt showing the thigh split. Rear view of a skirt showing the fitted shape. Side view of a skirt showing the darts at the waist. Close view of a skirt showing the label. Close view of a skirt showing the label. Front view of a skirt with matching top. Front view of a skirt with matching top. Side view of a skirt with matching top. Rear view of a skirt with matching top. Side view of a skirt with matching top.
Front view of a skirt showing the fitted shape. Side view of a skirt showing the thigh split. Rear view of a skirt showing the fitted shape. Side view of a skirt showing the darts at the waist. Close view of a skirt showing the label. Close view of a skirt showing the label. Front view of a skirt with matching top. Front view of a skirt with matching top. Side view of a skirt with matching top. Rear view of a skirt with matching top. Side view of a skirt with matching top.

Description

A St Michael from Marks & Spencer label, pewter coloured PVC skirt with side vent and zip fastening, dating from the 1990s. The material from which the skirt is made is polyvinyl chloride (PVC) on a nylon (PA, polyamide) backing, with a polyester lining. The nylon would be knitted first and then coated with molten PVC and calendered through rollers: the base layer providing stretch and elasticity to the garment whereas the rubbery coating would be more rigid. The expected longevity for this type of construction would be about three years before cracks might start to appear, especially along fold lines such as the seams. The zip has been made into a feature and not hidden and the hem is double stitched. Refer AIBDC 001191 for the matching top.
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Inscriptions

printed: "St Michael. Marks and Spencer. Made in the UK. UK 12 Euro 40. Waist 67cm 26in. Hips 95cm 37in. Length 51cm 20in. CDN 10. 4114 291" (label at left hip)
printed: "T56/01225/5501 Pewter (12/20) CAO1295 CIF A-37-002516. Fabric 74 % PVC coated 26% polyamide. Lining 100% polyester. Iron on reverse side, hang to dry. (c) Marks and Spencer plc. '96. Baker street, London. X25" (label at left hip)

Object number

AIBDC : 001190

Date

1998 (circa)
Dimensions
Length
500mm

Colour

pewter