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Shoes: ca. 1941-1952, British, suede, leather. "The shoes bear the CC41 (civilian clothing) mark stamped on rationed, Utility clothing produced under wartime restrictions and austerity regulations. These restrictions, imposed from 1941, ensured no materials were wasted in the manufacture of clothing. Heels higher than 2 inches were considered unnecessary and, therefore, banned."


During WWII, fashion designer Norman Hartnell was subject to the government trading & rationing restrictions as everyone else; the number of buttons, fastenings & amount of embroideries were all rationed.Clients ordered clothes within the restrictions or had existing clothes altered. This also applied to The Queen, who appeared in her best possible clothes in bombed areas around the country. Hartnell received her endorsement to design elegant & innovative clothes conforming to strict ration...

British Red Cross Nurse 1941

vintage 1940s shoes lovely navy suede

Riding Ensemble: ca. 1937, wool, cotton, silk, leather, wood. Marking: [label] (c) "Roberts & Carrol, Ltd, London" [label] (d) "Abercrombie and Fitch" [label] (e)"Palm Beach, owned and operated by Goddall Worsted Co., F.R. Tripler & Col, N.Y. [label] (n) "Cavanagh, N.Y." [label] (hij, klm) "Maxwell, London"

Wedding Dress: 1928, American, silk. Marking: [label] (inside skirt front) "Rosenberg and Goodstein, New York"

Church's CC41 utility marked 1940s brown suede lace-up shoes ($150) ❤ liked on Polyvore

French silk acid green stockings, 19th century

Janet – Re-mix Vintage Shoes

Wedding Dress Made By Paul Poiret (French, Paris 1879-1944) c.1925 - The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

1940s Green Suede Shoes

Callot Soeurs (French, active 1895–1937). Dress, Evening, ca. 1913. Designer: Madame Marie Gerber (French). French. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mercedes de Acosta, 1954 (2009.300.1200) #reddress

Wedding Dress: ca. 1870, Irish, cotton (Irish Crochet).

Stockings, early 19th century, French, silk. In The Metropolitan Museum of Art collection.

Cotton Day Dress, 1815–20, American. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2009.300.7598 (This appears to be a child's dress.)

Dare to Swing WW2 1940s Black Suede by RoadsLessTravelled2

Evening Dress, Jean Dessès (French, born Egypt, 1904–1970): ca. 1960, French, silk. "Jean Dessés originally travelled to Paris from Egypt to study law and diplomacy; however, he soon discovered that his true passion was designing. He opened his own couture house in Paris in 1937 and became known for his characteristic twists and gathers which he magically executed on a variety of fabrics. Considered his best work are his evening dresses of chiffon, which have the appearance of classical s...

Naturalizer Hampshire Shooties

Ensemble (Jacket and Dress) Ossie Clark (British, 1942–1996) Date: 1970–73 Culture: British Medium: synthetics