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05 June 2012

Great British Fashion Stamps

 

I miss British stamps.  The Royal Mail puts out some of the most beautiful and best designed commemorative stamps I’ve seen, and the set they produced for the Diamond Jubilee is no exception.

The set of ten stamps celebrates British fashion designers of the last sixty years, including Hardy Amies and Norman Hartnell, who both designed some of the Queen’s most iconic looks when she was younger.

 

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It’s a pretty much spot on collection of great names and clothes, though am I alone in never having heard of Granny Takes A Trip? 

Mary Quant has apparently featured on a stamp before, and was thus ruled out of this collection. John Galliano managed to rule himself out for obvious reasons.  And I’m wondering why there wasn’t a place for Barbara Hulanicki of Biba.

 

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The gorgeous photos are by Sølve Sundsbø. Stamps are available for purchase here.

   

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These are awesome! I am going to London just to send you a postcard.

Vivienne Westwood's work is really fascinating. The style, the color combination and as a whole it is really gorgeous. More to see from Westwood's fashionable design.

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