Anne Tyrrell for John Marks Rare 1970s Red Harem Pant Suit
Graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1960, Anne Tyrrell MBE enjoyed decades of success both as a fashion and interior designer and as visiting professor and Honorary Fellow at the Royal College of Art, London.
Having understudied as a pattern cutter, the launch of her own label ‘Anne Tyrrell at John Marks’ in the mid 1960s was a instant hit with international fashion fairs such as the Pret-A-Porter in Paris, and soon became a brand leader in the international dress and evening wear fields of Europe, USA, Canada and the United Kingdom.
After winning the ‘Womenswear Designer of the Year Award’ in 1980, Anne later established her London-based design consultancy named ‘Anne Tyrrell Design’, equipped with an in-house team of highly qualified designers and former Art College undergraduates.
The consultancy went on to provide a worldwide service to the textile, fashion and lifestyle industry through companies such as Next Retail, British Rail, Nike, IWS, View From, House of Fraser, The Orient Express, JCB, The Limited, Cotswold Collections, Virgin, Royal Ascot, John Lewis, Mitsubishi Corporation, Bamford & Sons, London Underground and many more besides.
In 2001, Anne was elected as Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers, before being awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2008, while in 2013, the Norwich University of Art awarded Anne an alumna of NUA, along with an Honorary Doctorate for services to the British Fashion Industry.
At the 2014 Graduate Fashion Week Awards, Anne also received ‘The Lifetime Achievement Award’ from Hilary Alexandra, in recognition of her contribution to UK fashion and design over 50 years.
Anne Tyrrell designs are the epitome of elegance. Simplicity is key, ease of wear paramount, effortless chic an absolute given. This beautiful dolman sleeve with band cuff blouse, and harem pant suit is a truly rare find. Part of a much larger collection from the Anne Tyrrell Estate, this striking red capris pant suit has been preserved and untouched since the late 1970’s.
Designer Anne Tyrrell
Fabric No Fabric Label Present – looks & feels like crepe polyester/viscose
Size Label reads UK 12 – but trousers will fit UK 10; Top will fit size 10-14
Excellent (see condition chart)
Imperfections Some colour distortion to the inner R/H bottom sleeve area. A small blemish to the back of the L/H sleeve. Please see detailed images.
Measured flat without stretching (please double for complete size)
Shoulder To Shoulder (across back) 21″
Bust (at widest point) 21″
Waist 15″ elasticated un-stretched
Length (collar to hem) 27.5″
Sleeve Length (underarm to cuff) 20″
Sleeve Length (collar to cuff) 27″
Length (waist to hem) 30″
Inner Leg 18″
Mannequin is UK 8-10 | Bust 31″ | Waist 23″ | Hips 34″ | Height 71″
The pant suit was not pinned for photography purposes