BBC Carnaby Street documentary

by Modculture 4 May, 2006

Carnabystreet Radio 2 has a nasty habit of doing some damn fine documentaries, so I’m expect good things from Carnaby Street And All That, even if it is hosted by Lulu. It’s essentially a look at fashions of the era – or as near as you can get on the radio:

"When pop music and fashion went hand in hand, when a pop group’s stage gear would reflect that fashion and when the album covers reinforced their image."

The programme includes contributions from designers Caroline Charles, Barbara Hulanicki (Biba), Jeff Banks and Mary Quant, Carnaby Street historian and former Face magazine editor, Richard Benson, fashion journalist supremo Suzy Menkes, hair maestro Vidal Sassoon, former NME journalist Keith Altham, Lady Jane boutique co-owner Harry Fox and musicians Pete Townshend, Dave Dee, Chip Hawkes, Mick Avory, Dave Davies and Donovan.

There is an extract from an interview with the man who helped to run the Apple boutique as part of a collective called "The Fool", Dutch designer Simon Posthuma, and archive contributions from Bill "Vince" Green, John Stephen and John Lennon.

Check it out on Tuesday 9th May on Radio 2 from 8:30pm – 9:30pm.

  • I am looking forward to this

  • Nadine W

    I actually have a skirt from Lady Jane of Carnaby Street, given to me when a neighbor visited London in the 60’s. I begged her for “anything” from Lady Jane’s. She gave me a cream cotton skirt with a picture of Carnaby street printed on the front. I never wore it. I still have it With the Original Tags !!!!! Anyone interested?

  • James Fox

    I’m interested in any items from Lady Jane!! Please get back to me if you have anything are willing to give/sell!! My grandfather used to own Lady Jane, and I would love to get any items from there! Many thanks, James

  • sharon fox

    My Father, Harry Fox, was the proprieter/owner of Lady Jane of Carnaby Street. I spent most of my youth at the shop helping out and taking home bags full of clothes for free!!!!!!!!! i was so lucky!!! but sadly, dont have anything from it atall anymore…. i would love to have any memorabilia from the shop – even a Lady Jane hanger, a bag or a label!!! Any clothes of course also! Sadly my Dad has passed away now so a souvineer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much, Sharon

  • sharon fox

    To Nadine,
    Yes please! How do i get in touch with you?
    Sharon Fox

  • Maria Morley – related to Henry Moss

    I am related to Henry Moss who was a partner proprietor of Lady Jane’s in Carnaby Street. He is my mother’s nephew. I am currently writing a book about my ancestry and what it is to be jewish too. Although I am afraid I haven’t followed the religion as observantly as maybe I should have over the years. Would love to hear back from you and any stories or photos you could let me have to include in the book would be most appreciated. Was sorry to hear that your father is now no longer here. It’s strange that your name is Sharon Fox because my daughters name is Sharon and I have a daughter in law with the Fox surname also. Take care all the best always Maria.

  • Chihuahuamom

    There’s a dress from the Lady Jane shop on ebay right now.

  • Bernard Cohen

    sharon I used to live next door to you in oakleigh avenue my dad david cohen was a very close friend and neighbor of your father and of course my sister valerie was your friend. I was a friend of your brother robert. We moved to USA very shortly after Robert’s passing. I still think about him from time to time.
    Please drop me a line if you get a chance my sister would love to say hi to you.