Person    | Female  Born 17/7/1928  Died 28/5/1995

Jean Muir

Categories: Commerce, Craft / Design

Countries: Scotland

Dressmaker and fashion designer.

From English Heritage: "Muir began her fashion career in retail at Liberty’s in 1950, where she received an informal education in the business side of fashion, whilst also taking classes in Fashion Drawing at St Martin’s School of Art. In 1956, Muir moved on to Jaeger where she was so successful in introducing the Young Jaeger line that, when she left in 1962, she was able to produce her first independent collection for a new company, Jane and Jane. In 1964, British Vogue hailed her as “one of the new young names that are giving the Sixties an accent all their own” and in 1966, she left to set up her own business, Jean Muir Ltd, at 22 Bruton Street.

"With an unwavering reputation for style, for the next 30 years Muir carved out a formidable personal image and impressive business, much lauded in the world of fashion. Her designs featured on more than 20 Vogue covers, she won numerous international accolades including Dress of the Year on three occasions, and became Royal Designer for Industry, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Fellow of the Society of Industrial Artists and Designers. In 1984, she was awarded a CBE and in 1993 she was elected both the Master of the Faculty of the Royal Designers for Industry and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy."

Born and died in London, but her father was Scottish which might explain her support for the National Museum of Scotland and the donation there of her archive collection of her fashion and accessory designs after her death.

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Jean Muir

Unveiled by Muir's house model, friend and loyal customer, Joanna Lumley.

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