About this artwork

This unusual ceramic bust possesses the simple chic of the clothes which Jean Muir designed and is also a reference to her habit of always wearing navy blue. Muir began her working life in the shops of Liberty and Jaeger in London and successfully taught herself design. She set up her own business in 1966 and put 'craft and quality' before innovation. Her skills in cutting and draping material were exceptional but she preferred to be called a 'dressmaker' rather than 'designer'. The label is still a byword for sensual, immaculately structured garments.

  • title:
    Jean Muir, 1928 - 1995. Fashion designer
  • accession number:
    PG 2939
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  • materials:
    Ceramic with glazed slip
  • date created:
    1991
  • measurements:
    44.00 x 19.00 x 12.00 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1994
  • copyright:
    © GLENYS BARTON, COURTESY OF FLOWERS EAST, LONDON
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Glenys Barton

Glenys Barton