|2012: Great British Fashion|
Celia Birtwell. On the right is a suit made for Ringo Starr by Tommy Nutter who operated as Nutters of Saville Row.
Vivienne Westwood's work in 2004-5 and is currently showing a retrospective of the last designer featured in the set, the late Alexander McQueen entitled A Savage Beauty.
About the Stamps:
The Norwegian fashion photographer Sølve Sundsbø was commissioned by the Graphic Design company Johnson Banks to photograph the chosen outfits which were obtained from both public and personal collections. He used live models to give the sense of movement and "embody the ideal silhouette of the various fashion eras" and of course the models chosen would have to fit perfectly into the garments. The stamps were issued in sheets that consisted of a vertical strip of each design which as you can imagine was very striking at the post office counter.
Are you thinking Wot No Mary Quant?
Ah well she got her own stamp as part of the 2009 British Design Classics set photographed by Jason Tozer
An entry to Violet Sky's Sunday Stamps II theme - 'Stylish Clothing' - more dressing up here