Royal Mail honours best of British fashion
By Lena on May 16, 2012
Royal Mail has just released a special edition stamp set honouring the best of British Fashion. The stamps, which went on sale yesterday, feature some of the most influential designers to have come out of the country since World War II, proving exactly why Britain is at the forefront of world fashion design.
The work of Hardy Amies, Norman Hartnell, Granny Takes a Trip, Ossie Clark with Celia Birtwell, Tommy Nutter, Jean Muir, Zandra Rhodes, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith and Alexander McQueen makes up the ten stamp set.
Each stamp includes prime examples of the ten designers’ work, shot especially for the issue by renowned fashion photographer, Sølve Sundsbø. Highlights include Tommy Nutter’s suit for Beatle Ringo Starr, which was recreated especially for the shoot, and Vivienne Westwood’s 1993 Harlequin dress.
You can buy the stamps here for £6.50