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Picture shows Ready Steady Go! presenter Cathy McGowan at the door of Biba Boutique in

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Picture shows Ready Steady Go! presenter Cathy McGowan at the door of Biba Boutique in

Picture shows Ready Steady Go! presenter Cathy McGowan at the door of Biba Boutique in Kensington Church Street, West London. She is 2nd from the right, with her friend singer Cilla Black, far right. Plus other members of the staff.
Biba was a London fashion store of the 1960s and 1970s.
Biba was started and primarily run by the Polish-born Barbara Hulanicki with help of her husband Stephen Fitz-Simon.
Picture taken 27th February 1966

Steel
Daily Herald
Mirrorpix
London
Greater London
England
1966-530

Media ID 21857022

© Mirrorpix

Biba Boutique Clothes Hair Hairstyle Kensington Queue Ready Steady Go Sales Shop Store Style Swinging Sixties Trend Trendy West London 1966


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This print takes us back to the vibrant era of the swinging sixties in London. The picture showcases the iconic Biba Boutique on Kensington Church Street, where fashion and music collided to create a cultural revolution. Ready Steady Go! presenter Cathy McGowan stands at the door, exuding effortless style with her trendy hairdo. She is joined by her friend, the talented singer Cilla Black, who adds an extra touch of glamour to this snapshot of youth culture. Surrounded by other members of staff, this image captures not only a moment in time but also reflects the spirit of Biba as a groundbreaking fashion store that defined an entire generation's sense of style. Founded and primarily run by Barbara Hulanicki, a Polish-born visionary, Biba became synonymous with cutting-edge clothing and trendsetting designs. The photograph was taken on February 27th, 1966 - a date forever etched in history as it encapsulates the essence of London's pop culture scene during that era. As we gaze upon this image from Memory Lane Prints, we are transported back to a time when queuing outside stores for exclusive sales was part of everyday life for young people seeking to embrace their individuality through fashion. Let this print serve as a reminder of how one boutique transformed into an emblematic symbol representing freedom, self-expression, and youthful rebellion during one of London's most exciting decades – truly capturing the essence of what it meant to be part of the swinging sixties.

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