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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Katharine Hamnett's T-Shirt

The photograph of Katherine Hamnett meeting Margaret Thatcher at Downing Street in 1984 is embedded in culture way beyond fashion. Queen of the protest garm Hamnett's 58% DON'T WANT PERSHING t-shirt spoke the wishes of the British public, bold as brass, opposing the stationing of nuclear missiles in the UK. Legend goes that Thatcher "made a noise like a chicken" on noticing the text, which was hidden under Hamnett's jacket and removed just before their introduction. Legend also has it the designer faced a bankrupting audit as punishment for the embarrassment. via dazeddigital

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