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Biba High Street Kensington shop

Photograph
1960s (photographed)
Artist/Maker

Philip Townsend photographed from 1958 to 1969. His fashion, advertising, news and portrait images were used in newspapers such as the Daily Mail and the Daily Express and in magazines such as Tatler. Townsend photographed many icons of the era including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Yuri Gagarin, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.

Biba was an iconic and popular fashion store in the 1960s and 1970s. It was started by the Polish-born Barbara Hulanicki, with the help of her husband Stephen Fitz-Simon.
read An introduction to 1960s fashion Marked by sweeping social change, the 1960s is a decade that still holds a special significance, seeing traditional hierarchies begin to dissolve and make way for the birth of the modern age.
object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Vintage print
Brief Description
Black and white photograph by Philip Townsend, c.1960. Biba Shop, Kensington High Street.
Credit line
Purchased through the Cecil Beaton Royalties Fund
Summary
Philip Townsend photographed from 1958 to 1969. His fashion, advertising, news and portrait images were used in newspapers such as the Daily Mail and the Daily Express and in magazines such as Tatler. Townsend photographed many icons of the era including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Yuri Gagarin, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.



Biba was an iconic and popular fashion store in the 1960s and 1970s. It was started by the Polish-born Barbara Hulanicki, with the help of her husband Stephen Fitz-Simon.
Collection
Accession Number
E.3674-2007

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