'Polar Flight', suit, Sir Hardy Amies, 1959

'Polar Flight', suit, Sir Hardy Amies, 1959

'Polar Flight'
Suit
Sir Hardy Amies (1909-2003)
1959
Mohair (possibly by Ascher)
Museum no. T.63&B-1988
Worn and given by Mrs John Rickett
© Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Hardy Amies created one of London's most progressive and successful fashion businesses. This suit exemplifies his witty and immaculately crafted approach to women's tailoring. While designing for the queen and other prestigious clients, he also developed lines aimed at a wider UK public and the export trade, entering the menswear market in 1959.