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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

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).

Wedding Dress, Madeleine Chéruit (French, 1906–1935) for Raudnitz and Co. - Huet and Chéruit (French): 1900, French. Marking: [label] "Huet and Cheruit Srs."

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 med...

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


Dress: 1912-1913, French, silk.

Robe à la Française: ca. 1770, French.