The print on this dress is known as the banana print. It first featured on Biba wallpapers which were sold in the kensington High Street shop (1969-1973).

The print on this dress is known as the bananas print. It first featured on Biba wallpapers which were sold in the kensington High Street shop Vintage purple long sleeve dress

Close up of the exterior of Biba, Empire House, 19-21 Kensington Church Street, W.8. Nouveau window design detail by Antony Little.

Close up of the exterior of Biba, Empire House, Kensington Church Street, Nouveau window design detail by Antony Little.

A Biba silver and black 'glam rock' knitted lurex evening gown, late 1960s.     One of my mom's full length gowns from this time period is made of this very same fabric.  Hers is more of a fitted bit with an Egyptian-collar looking band of darker fabric at the top, w/fitted long sleeves.  Haven't worn it in a few years but must unpack and post!

evening gown with sleeves Biba silver and black 'glam rock' knitted lurex evening gown, late

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Big Biba, The end.

Mick, Chris and I were working at the Whitmore Thomas studios in St Albans Grove Kensington after Big Biba opened in September Mick was soon to move on to work in an advertising agency, Stev…

Ossie Clark w/Celia Birtwell print ensemble

Ossie Clark/ Celia Birtwell printed chiffon top and wide crepe trousers, circa 1971

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