on the set and off: looks that are eccentric yet elegant, garments enriched with details, precious buttons, ostrich feathers and marabou hats. She finds Biba’s favourites on Kensington Road and in Portobello Road, in a shop that the whole city is talking about: “I Was Lord Kitchener’s Valet”.
Shoes become a real obsession, all coordinated with the dresses, in the same damasks and jacquards, the highest of heels and skin-tight suede boots.
Mixing and matching gets increasingly more original: little coats and preppy student sweaters team with fishnet tights, provoking mini dresses with animalier patterns and skyscraper heels.
“One day she offers to work as a model for just a few pounds, for a certain Ossie Clark, someone the whole of London is talking about and the organiser of a runway at the Quorum Show. She is selected immediately. The designer greets her in ebony coloured silk pyjamas with a white cat curled up on his shoulders. “