Unlike her art school peers, Jean Muir learned her trade in the fashion industry. During the 1950s and 60s she worked for Liberty, Jaeger, and her own label, Jane & Jane, before launching her brand under her own name, in 1966. Jean Muir was very much part of the Swinging Sixties fashion scene, but her clothes were instant classics; distinctive and strong yet very subtle.
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.
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
Moire rayon jersey, lined with crepe de Chine
Museum no. T.321&A-1974