Pret a Porter: Pret a Manger

Anne tilby potato pret a manger/porter

Back in the late seventies,  I made a collection of edible fashion, provoked by the diet obssession and feminist movements

featuring my  Hostess-Toast-Dress and Bangers'n'Mash wig

Took a cake icing course and bread-baking lessons with the Master Baker who helped me bake the perfect meringue dress  for the Russell Harty Show at the BBC in 1981.

The Prete a Manger fashion show was commentated by Mark Almond, and featured giant sex-doll jellies ( which were concentrated gelatine, left to set oustide on the roof , having no  fridge large enough, plus I had made glazed ceramic molds which were too heavy,  so I used ABS.

I art directed several commercials for Tony Kaye, then directed a dummy McEwans Lagar commercial  using  the “Cress Transplantation Kit"


Mixed media designer and artist, Tilby is an experienced production set and costume designer for film, tv, film theatre and opera.