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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…

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Vintage 1940s Shoes - Lovely Navy Suede Cuban Heel Pumps 7.5 AA

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"

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1940s shoes / 1940s navy suede peep toe heels / Marquise

1940s shoes / 1940s navy suede peep toe heels / by coralvintage / www.coralvintage.etsy.com

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

"Partie Fine" dress, Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957), House of Dior (French, founded 1947): spring/summer 1951, French, silk, silk/nylon, nylon/leather/silk. Marking: [label] "Christian Dior,Paris/Made in France"

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

"Queen Bess" Royal Worcester Corset Company (American, 1864–1950) Date: 1876 Culture: American Medium: silk, bone, metal Dimensions: Length at CB: 20 1/2 in. (52.1 cm)

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Dare to Swing - WW2 1940s Black Suede Loafers w/Lucite Acorn Bobble Ends

Dare to Swing WW2 1940s Black Suede by RoadsLessTravelled2

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

Dress: ca. 1735, British, Heavy silk with lace pattern design woven in beige and rust on a dark brown satin ground. "A Spitalfields silk dress with a dome-shaped skirt conforms not only to the silhouette of the 1730s but also to the interaction between silks and laces during that time, especially evident in Spitalfields manufacture. The silk pattern is like that of lace. While such interaction seems hard to imagine between worker and pattern book, clothing is a place where the various…

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

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.)