Royal Mail Releases Great British Fashion Stamps
Britain's post offices are about to get a lot more chic. The Royal Mail today released a collection of 10 stamps in honor of the country's biggest fashion influencers.
Photographer Solve Sundsbo shot images of clothes from Alexander McQueen, Zandra Rhodes, Vivienne Westwood, and other designers and retailers for the series of first-class stamps. The stamps will surely lend style to any envelopes they're stuck on, but they also carry an important message about Britain's place in fashion history. Sir Norman Hartnell, for example, designed clothes for Queen Elizabeth II that helped inspire Christian Dior's New Look, and the influential boutique Granny Takes a Trip counted The Beatles and the Rolling Stones among its first customers.
A look at the entire series of stamps in the gallery.
Photos Courtesy of the Royal Mail.