Jean Muir is dead. Long live Jean Muir. You can see this sculpture by Glenys Barton and hear Muir talk about her aims as a fashion designer if you visit the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh before 30 September. The Speaking Likeness exhibition uses archived recordings of some of Scotland’s biggest stars – William Gladstone’s voice echoes from 1889, the late Labour Party leader John Smith talks about his dream of a Scottish parliament, writer Irvine Welsh discusses the prejudices of the literary establishment and Billy Connolly cracks jokes about shipyards. But the best has got to be Lulu singing Shout. Will Madame Tussauds catch on?

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