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.
Worsted wool twill trimmed with braid
Museum no. T.268-1986
This high-waisted wool dress with a collar and smock sleeves was worn by Lady Pamela Harlech, a former Vogue editor, at her 1969 wedding. The bride wore strips of braid in her hair to match the Celtic design on the front of the dress. The New York Times reported that family members at the ceremony were 'all wearing flamboyant, hippie-style outfits.
Woman's day ensemble
Suede goatskin leather, gold screen printed rayon jersey
Musuem no. T.72 to C-1978
Museum no. T.218-1996
Museum no. T.250-1978
Jean Muir (tunic and leggings)
Museum no. T.279 to 282-1980
Machine-knitted cashmere and jersey
Museum no. T.312 to C-1985
Evening dress and hat
Moire rayon jersey, lined with crepe de Chine
Museum no. T.321&A-1974