This web site, dedicated to Jean Muir, includes a collection of press cuttings and other information celebrating the life of one of Britain's greatest fashion designers.

Lots more information can be found in the Jean Muir Archive at: National Museums Scotland.

Jean Muir

Brief Biography

Trained within the industry, Jean Muir worked as sketcher, then at Jaeger and finally for Jane and Jane until she established her own label in 1966 which finally outlived her.

Known for her precision cut and great attention to detail, Jean Muir clothes "stand alone". They are usually unadorned. She did not officially invent the little black dress, but she brought it to a new level, with signature colours like navy blue and black. Jean Muir perpetuated the all round use of the little black dress.

The team Miss Muir assembled continued to design and make clothes to the same standards that she laid down and achieved in her lifetime. It is impossible to avoid the word "Timeless" to describe the designs created by "Jean Muir" in the 21st Century, the quality of materials and design, combined with the skills of the dressmakers involved in the manufacture of the clothes are a sign that the Jean Muir Label was available for any woman wishing to have the best for her wardrobe.

Sadly, the spring/summer 2007 collection was the last bearing her name and, when the doors of the shop in London's West End shut after Easter, it brought a unique era of British streamlined style and understated sensuality to a close.