Ireland's top fashion designers have been honored by the Irish postal service, An Post, with a new line of new stamps

Paul Costelloe, Orla Kiely, Louise Kennedy, Lainey Keogh, John Rocha and Philip Treacy each have a stamp with one of their choice designs displayed. The designers were chosen because they each have their own label and have achieved international success.

Touted as essential summer accessories for the literate fashionista, the stamps - priced at 55 cent and at 82 cent - will bring the "instant impression of style and glamour" to letters, according to the State-owned mail service. The stamps are available from, the GPO Dublin or main post offices.