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.
Father — Cyril Vernon Muir 1901-1977
'Jock' Muir was an interesting person, full of life and ready for any adventure that might come his way. As a young man he joined the British Army and was sent to Russia in 1919, on his return he then served as a regular soldier for some years in Ireland before the South became a Republic.
Between the Wars he worked for Smiths, the instrument manufacturer and then went on to work as a buyer for one of the large London stores. During the 1930s travel on the Handley Page Hannibal aircraft out of Croydon Airport, London was a frequent experience.
When the Second World War broke out it was back into uniform to be trained as a communications expert which resulted in him commanding a mobile radio unit with a few men under his leadership, they arrived in France just after 'D' Day (+6) often coming under fire whilst advancing through France, Belgium, The Netherlands and into Germany, after crossing the Elbe in 1945, right through to the end of hostilities in Europe.
By the mid 1950s he was in Northern Rhodesia working for the government, finally moving down to Cape Town in South Africa where became a skilled and well respected Chiropodist, practicing from his own premises in Sea Point until 1977.