Designers like Elsa Schiaparelli (see stripy jumpsuit above) sealed her fashion status by incorporating the jumpsuit into her avant-garde collections, and music icons such as Elvis Presley and David Bowie created jumpsuit folklore with their infamous stage creations. The louche, bohemian flavour of the 70s took it one step further with spangly jersey, Studio 54 style, and glam, skin tight disco fever. From Mick Jagger to Debbie Harry, the jumpsuit shouted style, attitude and stage presence.
And now. Well jumpsuits are iconic silhouettes. They are cool, chic and yet timeless. They embrace the adventurous spirit of those early pioneers with a rock chick attitude and easy confidence. They are Ali McGraw and Coco Chanel, Bianca Jagger and Celia Birtwell rolled into one. And who wouldn’t want to be that?