Publisher: Sinty Stemp
JEAN MUIR: BEYOND FASHION is the first book to illustrate the extraordinary career of one of Britain's most eminent and brilliant fashion designers. Her reputation for originality and style remains unsurpassed whilst her design influence is as strong as ever. Jean Muir first made her name in London's swinging independent spirit pushed back boundaries: she "reinvented" matte jersey as modern, sexy fabric and used it to create her legendary Little Black Dress, which was copied around the world and so admired by French that they crowned Muir "la nouvelle reine de la robe". Lavishly illustrated with Turbeville and Terry O'Neill - the book contains a selection of Muir's original sketches as well as written contributions from many of her friends ans contemporaries. Perhaps Muir's real secret was that she knew how to make every woman look and feel her best.