Dress, Jean Muir, 1966

Dress, Jean Muir, 1966

Dress
Jean Muir (1933-95)
1966
Suede
Museum no. T.250-1978
given by Mrs Ernestine Carter
© Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Unlike her art school peers, Jean Muir learned her trade in the fashion industry. Celebrated as a gifted dressmaker, she worked for Liberty, Jaeger and Jane and Jane during the 1950s and '60s. Her clothes were always a subtle demonstration of the sculptural qualities of fabric, with suede a particular favourite.