Katharine Hamnett

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is one of Britain's most successful fashion designers - Katharine Hamnett.

She started in the business 10 years ago with a £500 loan, and now runs a company with a £10 million turnover. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about the connection between politics and fashion, and also about her famous baggy white t-shirts, which bear political and ecological slogans, and the memorable occasion when she wore one of them on a visit to 10 Downing Street.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Big Head by Max Bygraves
Book: The I Ching
Luxury: Aircraft carrier (to decorate)

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40 minutes

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Fri 26 May 1989 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestKatharine Hamnett

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