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Dress, Careless Talk Costs Lives, Fougasse, ca. 1943. As this detail of dress fabric shows, textile design during the early 1940s drew on the experiences of wartime Britain for inspiration. These cartoons are taken from a campaign by the Ministry of Information. The campaign included posters entitled 'Careless Talk Costs Lives', which were distributed around the country, featuring enemy figures overhearing members of the British public discussing the war.

Bed Jacket via MET archive 1939-59 american or european I LOVE the whimsy of the circle appliques abstract dots and big bow!

Jacket. Elsa Schiaparelli  (Italian, 1890–1973). Date: 1940s. Culture: French. Medium: wool.

1940s wartime rationing blouse and handbag - SO clever! Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli ..naturally

russ_togs_fashion_1960 - Pacific Mills Fabrics

Joan Fontaine sporting a wonderful "Victory Garden" blouse.

Faux Mickey You're So Fine 1970s Mini Dress and Hot Pants by DorotheasCloset

linen "sailor suit" dress , Jean-Charles de Castelbajac,1949

1950's Hermès bathing suit.

Yves Saint Laurent

Evening Ensemble, Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895–1972) for the House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937): 1950, French, silk.