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Jean Elizabeth Muir (1928-1995), Fashion designer

Sitter in 10 portraits
Fashion designer Muir is famed for the classic cut and simplicity of her garments. She taught herself to sew at boarding school, and later took a job in the stockroom of Liberty's department store in London. She worked for Jaeger during the 1950s, forming her own company Jane & Jane in 1967. In 1966 with her husband Harry Leuckert Muir formed Jean Muir Limited. Her designs, which emphasised perfect tailoring, featured simple shapes and were flattering, elegant and refined. Muir's many honours include the British Fashion Industry Award (1984).

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Jean Elizabeth Muir

by David Remfry
watercolour, 1981
NPG 6556


Jean Elizabeth Muir

by Glenys Barton
ceramic statuette, 1992
NPG 6425


London Fashion Designers

by Norman Parkinson
bromide fibre print on card mount, 18 October 1963
NPG x30111


Jean Elizabeth Muir

by Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 9 April 1965
NPG x125399


Jean Elizabeth Muir

by Mayotte Magnus
bromide print, June 1976
NPG x18626


Jean Elizabeth Muir

by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, 23 November 1987
NPG x30337


Jean Elizabeth Muir

by Jill Kennington
bromide print, 1987
NPG x127150


Jean Elizabeth Muir

by Joe Gaffney
bromide print on card mount, 1970s
NPG x14995


Jean Elizabeth Muir

by Shirley Beljon
bromide print, circa 1977
NPG x7803


Jean Elizabeth Muir

by Norman Parkinson
colour print on card mount, 1978
NPG x30144