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This web site dedicated to Jean Muir, includes a collection of press cuttings and other information celebrating the life of one of Britain's greatest fashion designers

Trained within the industry, Jean Muir worked as sketcher, then at Jaeger and finally for Jane and Jane until she established her own label in 1966 which finally outlived her

Known for her precision cut and great attention to detail, Jean Muir clothes "stand alone." They are usually unadorned. She did not officially invent the little black dress, but she brought it to a new level, with signature colours like navy blue and black. Jean Muir perpetuated the all round use of the little black dress.

The team Miss Muir assembled continue to design and make clothes to the same standards that she laid down and achieved in her lifetime, it is impossible to avoid the word, 'Timeless', to describe the designs created by 'Jean Muir' in the 21st Century, the quality of materials and design, combined with the skills of the dressmakers involved in the manufacture of the clothes are a sign that the Jean Muir Label will be available for any woman wishing to have the best for her wardrobe.

London Fashion Week An annual event, followed by the Designers Exhibition offers the opportunity to see what is new from British designers, Jean Muir dresses continue to impress for all the best reasons.

This is a non commercial information website and we can't undertake to deal in buying or selling clothes directly, We suggest you contact one of the folowing companies if you have any second hand Jean Muir items to sell:


Shikasuki

vintage boutique / contemporary art gallery
67 Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, London NW1 8LD
tel: 020 7722 4442
Email: info@shikasuki.com
Website: http://www.shikasuki.com
Opening hours 11–7 Monday to Saturday – 12–7 Sunday


Rellik

8 Golborne Rd., London W10 5 NW
Tel/Fax +44 (0)20 8962 0089
Email: Claire Stansfield clairestansfield@relliklondon.co.uk
Email: Fiona Stuart fionastuart@relliklondon.co.uk
Email: Steven Philip stevenphilip@relliklondon.co.uk
Website: http://www.relliklondon.co.uk
Opening hours 10-6 Tuesday to Saturday


Cornucopia

12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Victoria, London SW1V 1SH
tel: 020 7828 5752

The World of Jean Muir

Jean Muir
Published by: Collins and Brown - December 1993

ISBN: 1855851601

Synopsis

Jean Muir was at the forefront of British fashion and design for more than 25 years. In this book, published to tie in with a Channel 4 television series, she traced the design, making and showing of a collection, in a series of insights into the creative process. Throughout the book the emphasis is on craftsmanship and attention to detail, and the text is supported by drawings and photographs from Jean Muir's own archives and those of leading fashion journals such as "Vogue" and "Harpers & Queen", together with photographs of the author at work.


If anyone could help me with the acquisition of this book I would be very grateful
Please contact me at rdwnorton@aol.com


Jean Muir Portrait for Sale

The painting is 64x80cm (25x31.5ins) acrylic on stretched canvas. It comes with three associated letters from Joanna Lumley

 

Michelle Clarke-Stables MA BA

I'm a British portrait painter for my last project I was asked by Joanna Lumley to Paint Jean Muir as part of a project about inspiring women.

 

"I've never tried to paint copies of people or tried to replace photographs. I think photographs are wonderful but I've never wanted to be a photographer, always a painter."

 

If you are interested in buying this wonderful portrait, please contact Michelle through her website:
http://www.michelleclarkestables.com/