London Fashion Designers
5 of 5 portraits of Gerald McCann
London Fashion Designers
by Norman Parkinson
bromide fibre print on card mount, 18 October 1963
18 in. x 8 3/8 in. (458 mm x 214 mm) image size
Given by Norman Parkinson, 1981 in conjunction with the NPG exhibition 'Norman Parkinson: 50 Years of Portraits and Fashion'
Artistback to top
- Norman Parkinson (1913-1990), Photographer. Artist of 242 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Kiki Byrne (1937-2013), Fashion designer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Marion Foale (1939-), Fashion designer. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Gerald McCann (1931-), Fashion designer. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Jean Elizabeth Muir (1928-1995), Fashion designer. Sitter in 10 portraits.
- Alexander Plunket Greene (1932-1990), Fashion entrepreneur; husband of Mary Quant. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Dame Mary Quant (1934-), Fashion designer. Sitter in 25 portraits.
- David Sassoon (1932-), Fashion designer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Kenneth Sweet, Fashion designer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sally Tuffin (1938-), Designer. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- James Wedge (1939-), Hat designer and fashion photographer. Sitter in 3 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Taken for Life Magazine whose caption read; 'Young designers clamber on Chelsea Embankment. First row from left to right: Mary Quant, 29, and her husband Alexander Plunket Greene, moustachioed Kenneth Sweet, 34. Behind are Jean Muir, 29, of Jane and Jane, Gerald McCann, 29, Kiki Byrne, 26, and David Sassoon, 29. Hanging from lamp-post Sally Tuffin, 25, Marion Foale, 24 and milliner James Wedge.'
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Chelsea Embankment, London)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
Events of 1963back to top
Current affairsThe Secretary of State for War, John Profumo is found to have lied to the House of Commons when he denied having an affair with the showgirl, Christine Keeler. The Profumo Affair was a public scandal for the Conservative party, and ultimately contributed to the resignation of Harold Macmillan.
Art and scienceDoctor Who is first broadcast on the BBC with William Hartnell playing the Doctor. This long running science fiction series about an alien Time Lord who travels through time and space in his police-box-shaped Tardis has been watched by generations of viewers (often from behind the back of the sofa), and features imaginative, but traditionally low-budget, special effects, innovative electronic music, and the Doctor's greatest enemy, the Daleks.
InternationalJohn F. Kennedy is assassinated in Texas. The arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald for his murder did not prevent a score of conspiracy theories involving Cuba, the CIA, the KGB, and the Mafia among others.
Martin Luther King delivers his 'I have a dream' speech, marking an important moment in the civil rights movement in America and helping to secure him the Nobel Peace Prize' in 1964.