Royal Mail is featuring some of Britain's most renowned fashion designers on ten new first class stamps, available today from all Post Office Branches.
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 showcase some of the most exciting years of British fashion.
Each stamp includes prime examples of the ten designers' work, shot by renowned fashion photographer, Sølve Sundsbø. When shooting the outfits that appear on the stamps Sølve Sundsbø worked with live models, but did not use their facial features, to allow the designs to speak for themselves. The shoot lasted two days, and relied on the use of the actual original clothes - either obtained directly from the designers or meticulously sourced from specialist vintage fashion stores.