Jean Muir

Design, Jean Muir, 1977. Museum no. E.140-1978

Design, Jean Muir, 1977. Museum no. E.140-1978

From 1950 Jean Muir (1928 - 1995) worked as a seller and fashion sketcher for Liberty's in London and was then employed as a designer by Jaeger.


In 1961 she established the firm Jane and Jane. A dress she made from Liberty print silk for this label won the Bath Costume Museum Dress of the Year Award for 1964.

In 1966 Muir started her own business with her husband, selling clothes to selected shops worldwide.

Muir's outfits were known for their long, fluid lines and skilful tailoring. Favourite fabrics included jersey, crepe and suede, usually in dark, plain colours.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

14 March – 2 August 2015. The V&A is delighted to announce that it will present Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in London in spring 2015. The first and largest retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe, the exhibition will showcase McQueen’s visionary body of work.

Visit the V&A exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Event - Gallery Talk: Man on Rope

Thu 04 June 2015 13:00–14:00

GALLERY TALK: On 30th June 1859 Jean François Gravelet (1824-1897) known as Blondin became the first man to walk a tightrope across Niagara Falls.

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