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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…

Dress, Edward Molyneux (French, born Britain, 1891–1974): 1941, silk. Marking: [label] "Modèle Molyneux, 49 Grosvenor Street, London - Made in England"

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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"

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)