Skirt and Top, Barbara Hulanicki, 1968

Skirt and Top, Barbara Hulanicki, 1968

Skirt and Top
Barbara Hulanicki (Biba) (1936-)
1968
Imitation linen (rayon)
Museum nos. T.170, 171-1995
Given by Pauline Dodington

This outfit is from the first mail-order collection of 1968. Before Biba, mail order meant cumbersome catalogues and cheap, dull clothes bought on credit. Hulanicki recruited graphic designer John McConnell to create a slim, stylish catalogue with a magazine editorial feel. Now women living outside London could enjoy the Biba experience too.