With its cutting edge yet affordable fashion, Barbara Hulanicki’s iconic Biba store and label trasformed the High Street shopping experience in the 1960s and 70s. Art Deco, Victorian and Hollywood glamour all combined in striking, romantic and sensual designs, bought by rock stars, models and young working women alike.
After walking away from Biba in the mid-seventies, Barbara Hulanicki established herself as an award winning and high profile interior designer in the US. In the past few years in the UK Barbara’s career has come full circle with hugely successful fashion design projects for TopShop and George.
With loans from major collectors and private individuals the exhibition will tell this amazing story through fashion, film, illustrations, music, photography, ephemera and the memories and reminiscences of those who shared the experience.