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Extravagant Gallery

Available as Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 53 pictures in our Extravagant collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Cartoon criticising dogs given luxury food in wartime, WW1 Featured Print

Cartoon criticising dogs given luxury food in wartime, WW1

One of the horrors of war. "And did ums tink their mumsie would waste her money on the horrid war and rob her popsy-wopsies of their ickle nicy-picie" An illustration by George L. Stampa criticising society ladies who lavished expensive food on their pet dogs during wartime, despite food shortages. The cartoon specifically alluded to a recent court case in 1915 where a lady dog-fancier was told by Mr Justice Avory that at a time when every shilling in the country was required for the purpose of preserving our very existence as a nation, it was rather shocking to hear of such sums as 500 being wasted on ladies pets). Date: 1915

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

War Economy by A. Wallis Mills, WW1 Featured Print

War Economy by A. Wallis Mills, WW1

Lady Sybil de Vere: "Do look at those extraordinary people. Their clothes are quite new!" Sir Hugo: "Rotten bad form!" Members of upper class society, patriotically dressed in old and worn clothes (in line with government advice to avoid extravagant dressing), glance disdainfully at others who are in smart, new ones, while promenading in the park during the First World War. Date: 1915

© Mary Evans Picture Library

Christian Diors Spring Fashion Show, 1948 Featured Print

Christian Diors Spring Fashion Show, 1948

Christian Berard, the Surrealist painter, seated on the floor, gazing at passing gowns during Christian Dior's Spring Fashion show, 1948. In 1947 Christian Dior created a sensational collection labelled the New Look. His designs centred around gowns with an 18-inch waist, which focused attention on the bust and hips. He paired the nipped in waist with a full skirt, using a large amount of material. This was seen as luxuriously extravagant because of the rations upon material following the war. Dior developed his talents through a study of art which included painting, magazine illustration and European architecture

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans