Deborah Kerr by Jane Moore



Inspired by the BFI’s retrospective of her work, we have designed this Deborah Kerr T-shirt in admiration of the Scott who seduced Hollywood with poise and grace. Educated in Bristol, Kerr attended her aunt’s drama school before moving on to Saddler’s Wells ballet school. After both ballet and stage acting performances, her first film was Contraband (1939) from which her scenes were cut. In 1941 two more British films later, Kerr was on her way to screen success. The Life of Colonel Blimp (1943) saw her perform as three different characters. This was followed by more performances includung her role as a nun in Frank Launder’s Black Narcissus (1947) and the interest of MGM and Hollywood.
Possibly her most famous film was The King and I (1956), where she was cast as the haughty British governess charged with educating Yul Brynner’s King of Siam’s children. However, it was the now world famous beach scene in From Here to Eternity (1953) that allowed her to really show a far more sensual to her talent, garnering a Oscar for Best Actress nomination in the process. Many films followed including Casino Royale in 1966, making her the oldest Bond Girl to date! Though nominated 6 times for Best Actress Oscars, and 4 times for BAFTAs she missed out. In recognition of this and her outstanding work Kerr was awarded honorary awards by both Oscar and BAFTA as well as a Canne Film Festival Tribute. Kerr was also made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1998. Deborah Kerr We Admire you!

The shirts:

These t shirts are unique for being made exclusively for us wholly with cool-max-image-e1485361440757.png fibres ring spun into yarns manufactured exclusively for WeAdmire. These yarns are then knitted into a single jersey fabric suitable for t shirts.

The CoolMax bit exploits the surface tension of water to wick moisture from your skin. It works through micro channels engineered into the profile of the fibre. These channels are physical attributes, they are there for the life of the fibre.

The Fresh FX bit embeds a silver salt in the molecular structure of the fibre that stops the propagation of bacteria which, left unchecked, ultimately cause a sour odour. Because the silver salt is embedded within the fibre it, like the wicking, is similarly permanent; it will not leech out with wear and washing.

These attributes deliver shirts that remain cool and dry almost regardless of what you might do in them and similarly they remain fresh. And the ongoing performance of the fabric is guaranteed. This is important, these shirts will become your favourite items of apparel, you will want to wear your shirts again and again.

These shirts are marvellous to travel with, they stay fresh if you don’t have the chance to wash them, they wash easily when you do have the chance, and they dry super quickly. There is also a very useful side effect to all this: our shirts keep anything you wear on top of them and what you might wear after wearing them fresher too.

The cut and fit and sizing of these shirts is exclusive to us and was specified by Anastasia Vouyouka, a published guru of fit in the fashion industry.

The feel of the very best natural fibre shirts you have experienced with the performance of the fibres that set the benchmarks for wicking and freshness. It is very unlikely you will have experienced this level of technical performance in a decorated t shirt before.

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