John Bates - Jean Varon- Ever Popular Vintage Fashion Desgner

Jean Varon (real name John Bates) was a prominent British fashion designer born in Ponteland, Northumberland Jean Varon made his mark in the fashion world during the 1960s and 1970s. He was known for his innovative designs, bold use of colour, and attention to detail. Bates started his career in Journalism 1951 to 1952, he worked as a trainee journalist and office assistant in London. he then served in the army then in 1956, Bates apprenticed under Gerard Pipart at Herbert Sidon. From 1959 he began designing under the name Jean Varon.

Varon's designs 

were influenced by the art and culture of the time. His collections featured vibrant colors, bold patterns, and playful silhouettes, bare midriffs and miniskirts which quickly gained a following among fashionable women in London and beyond.

Varon created a range of other garments that were popular in the 1960s and 1970s, including mini-dresses, jumpsuits, and pantsuits. His designs were worn by celebrities such as Brigitte Bardot, Jackie Kennedy, and Elizabeth Taylor, and he became known for his ability to create garments that were both glamorous and practical.

John Bates died in 2022, leaving behind a legacy of bold, innovative designs that continue to inspire designers today.

In conclusion

Jean Varon was a visionary designer who created some of the most iconic garments of the 1960s and 1970s. His use of color, pattern, and innovative design techniques made him one of the most influential designers of his time, and his legacy continues to inspire designers today. Whether it was a bikini or a jumpsuit, Varon's designs were always, beautiful, and ahead of their time and somewhat timeless.

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