publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Gerald McCann: The Rediscovery of a Fashion Designer

Kevin Almond; Caroline Riches;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2018
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Country: United Kingdom
<jats:p> This article was prompted by the discovery of the archive of international fashion designer Gerald McCann, hidden in a garage in Fleetwood, Lancashire, UK. The contents of the archive revealed a treasure trove of press cuttings, photographs, fashion drawings and interviews as well as designs and costings from a once well-known designer, whose significance to the global fashion industry is sparsely documented and largely forgotten. The article reveals the history of the designer, who graduated from the Royal College of Art in London in the 1950s, during the tenure of Professor Madge Garland, and forged a career at the heart of ‘Swinging London’ in the 19...
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Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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