Thursday, March 05, 2015

Fashion On The Ration

An exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London shows how women managed to dress fashionably despite austerity and rationing during the second world war.

A set of Countess Mountbatten’s underwear made from a silk map given to her 
by a boyfriend in the Royal Air Force.

A handbag that doubled up as a respirator carrier.

Conserving fabric was vital, this wedding dress was worn by 15 different women.

More: The Guardian


xoxoxoBruce said...

The maps everyone called silk, were actually Rayon.

The Nag said...

I'll take a close look when I visit the exhibit.