Barbara Hulanicki: illustration for a Biba catalogue.
chez Barbara Hulanicki
Dress, Barbara Hulanicki, about 1969 Dress Barbara Hulanicki (Biba) (1936-) About 1969 Acrylic jersey Museum no. T.203-1991 Given by Karina Garrick While some 1960s designers produced futuristic clothes, Hulanicki looked to the past for inspiration. The Art Deco print of this maxi-length dress recalls the glamour and decadence of the 1930s, while the tight, puffed sleeves and high collar are reminiscent of late 19th-century styles.
Barbara Hulanicki, Founder of Biba
1975. Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki with her husband at their studio home. Photographed by James Mortimer for Vogue.
1960s. Barbara Hulanicki, Warsaw-born fashion designer and founder of Biba.