EXCLUSIVE: Vintage shots of Joan Collins in lingerie and Jerry Hall as batman as Littlewoods release never before seen celebrity catalogue archives to celebrate their 80th birthday
09:04 GMT, 13 August 2012
Littlewoods is celebrating its 80th birthday in style.
Firstly, they enlisted celebrity fashionista Coleen Rooney to star in a cheesy photo shoot recreating some of the most iconic catalogue covers throughout the decades.
And now, to tie in with this, the clothing company have released newly discovered archive catalogue covers and modelling shots of famous celebrities, including a lingerie shoot from Joan Collins in the 80s and Jerry Hall modelling a batman swimsuit in the early 90s.
A touch of lace: Joan Collins looks romantic in white lace as she poses for this 80s shoot for the clothing giant and she goes all rouge (right) for the Spring/Summer 1989 catalogue cover
The 1989 Spring/Summer catalogue cover shows pin-up Joan Collins looking sultry and seductive with bright red lips and smokey eyes.
The inset feature shows her donning a sexy white lace dress, featuring her trademark bouffant hair style and diamond earrings as she drapes herself on a chaise-long.
It was around this time that Collins was starring as Alexis, the beautiful but vengeful ex-wife of tycoon Blake Carrington in the second season of the then struggling new soap opera Dynasty.
Her performance is generally credited as one factor in the fledgling show's subsequent rise in the ratings.
Linda Gray is the star of 1987 in the Littlewoods catalogue which shows the model striking her best pose
Joanna Lumley as you have never seen her before, with a more natural brunette hairstyle and subtle makeup
Batgirl: Jerry Hall looks every inch the supermodel as she dons a sexy lycra batman swimming costume and a selection of other bathing outfits for Trulo in the Littlewoods catalogue
American film and stage actress and former model, Linda Grey, who is best known for her role as Sue Ellen Ewing on the soap opera Dallas also features in the archive.
Channeling her inner model she looks flawless with thick eyebrows and dark makeup for the shoot.
Absolutely Fabulous actress Joanna Lumley is almost unrecognisable in her shot. A far cry from the modern day Joanna, with bright blonde hair and a cigarette in her hand, the star looks natural and fresh-faced in her youth.
Jerry Hall, the model who was most famous for her relationship with Mick Jagger looks every inch the model in her sexy batman swimming costume with long flowing locks and statement black earrings as she poses for a 90s nautical themed shoot by Trulo.
Dapper: Notorious football bad boy George Best looks every inch the gentleman in a smart suit whilst he models 'the very best in fashion' for the catalogue
Top of the pops: The all singing, all dancing group of women who were regulars on Top of the Pops feature in the catalogue donning classic retro outfits
Notorious bad boy Manchester United football star George Best represents the men in the catalogue archive as he models a collection of smart suits.
The star who famously said 'I spent 90% of my money on women, drink and fast cars. The rest I wasted' dons a retro hairstyle which made him famous and one of the most sought after men of that era.
Top of the Pops stars Pans People also featured in the catalogue wearing vintage long skirts and neck scarves with trademark big curly hair, synonymous with that decade.