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  BIBA - 40th Anniversary 10 September 2004  
Image: Jan de Villeneueve (right) is a model and actress and Julie Hodgess (left) is the designer responsible for the first BIBA store. Both were friends of Barbara Hulaniki. Jan is wearing an original BIBA chiffon overcoat and holding a tiny pair of BIBA baby jeans, which her daughter wore.
BIBA was exotic, chaotic and charming

In its heyday, the department store on Kensington Church Street was a bigger tourist attraction than the tower of London.

Woman's Hour celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first BIBA boutique in Abington Road by viewing the world's largest private collection of BIBA clothes, and finding out how the label influenced a generation of swingers and the world of fashion.
 
Biba:The Biba Experience
By Alwyn Turner
Published by Antique Collectors' Club

 
 
http://www.antique-acc.com
http://www.bibacollection.com


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