Thursday, 1 September 2011
Quote of the week: Celia Birtwell
Look, it's lovely Celia Birtwell, again. The 70-year-old designer concurs with Mary Portas when she says shopping beyond a certain age isn't easy:
'There's nobody who designs for us. I find it really difficult to get dresses now, I'd love to do something like that. But people (in the fashion industry) are scared of it. They say, "Oh no, nobody buys clothes when they're over 60! Old people don't shop, only to go to a party or a funeral." I've had that,' she says. 'Somebody quite important said that to me.'
Do you have difficulty finding flattering, age-appropriate clothes? And don't you think Mary & House of Fraser should commission a Celia Birtwell range?