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Jean Muir

(1928-1995), Fashion designer

Jean Elizabeth Muir

Sitter in 11 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 Muir and three unknown models, by Deborah Turbeville - NPG P2033

Jean Muir and three unknown models

by Deborah Turbeville
gelatin silver print, 1980s (1975)
NPG P2033

Jean Muir, by Glenys Barton - NPG 6425

Jean Muir

by Glenys Barton
ceramic statuette, 1992
NPG 6425

London Fashion Designers, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30111

London Fashion Designers

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

Jean Muir, by Baron Studios - NPG x125399

Jean Muir

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

Jean Muir, by Mayotte Magnus - NPG x18626

Jean Muir

by Mayotte Magnus
bromide print, June 1976
NPG x18626

Jean Muir, by Shirley Beljon - NPG x7803

Jean Muir

by Shirley Beljon
bromide print, circa 1977
NPG x7803

Jean Muir, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x30337

Jean Muir

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

Jean Muir, by Jill Kennington - NPG x127150

Jean Muir

by Jill Kennington
bromide print, 1987
NPG x127150

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Jean Muir

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


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