1973 | KENSINGTON HIGH STREET, LONDON | IN & AROUND BIBA | PART 1

January 1973 | Kensington High Street, London

The tiny boutique Biba, in Abingdon Road, thrived in 1964 and moved to a much more visible and larger site in Kensington Church Street, then, bigger still, to Kensington High Street, until it finally over-reached itself (with City funding), in a veritable parody of capitalism by taking over the huge department store Derry & Tom’s, selling bedsheets, paint, kitchenware and cocktails as well as frocks and maternity dresses, and went bust within two years. 
Jenny Diski | From: The Sixties
(Profile Books, 2009)


January 1973 | Kensington High Street, London

January 1973 | Kensington High Street, London

January 1973 | Kensington High Street, London


Rattan peacock chair, leopard-print fabric, black suede over knee boots, striped T-shirts and stripey tights, all from Biba ...
Stuff given/bought by Viv Albertine between 1967 and 1974 at BIBA. 
Viv Albertine | From Clothes, Music, Boys
(Faber & Faber, 2014)


January 1973 | Kensington High Street, London

January 1973 | Kensington High Street, London

January 1973 | Kensington High Street, London

January 1973 | Kensington High Street, London

January 1973 | Kensington High Street, London


1973 | IN & AROUND BIBA

1973 | MAJOR CATASTROPHES



January 1973 | Kensington High Street, London


 

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