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Fashions Collection

Background imageFashions Collection: A floral advert for Ballito Nylon Stockings. Date: 1954

A floral advert for Ballito Nylon Stockings. Date: 1954

Background imageFashions Collection: Fashions for 1954

Fashions for 1954
On the left, a caramel coloured restaurant suit in heavy silk shantung, its melting shoulder line, vertically seamed jacket, slanting pockets " are all allies for your pleasant evening"

Background imageFashions Collection: Les Laines Bisanne wool company poster

Les Laines Bisanne wool company poster
Advertising poster for Les Laines Bisanne, a French wool company from Lyon-Megeve, showing a young man in ski clothing including a geometrically patterned jumper

Background imageFashions Collection: Advert for Louis Vuitton travelling accessories and trunks

Advert for Louis Vuitton travelling accessories and trunks and Itylus dressmaker, London, 1926 Date: 1926

Background imageFashions Collection: Tango. Watercolor by Marcel Vertes (1895-1961) published

Tango. Watercolor by Marcel Vertes (1895-1961) published in l Illustration on November 26, 1925. Watercolour

Background imageFashions Collection: Tango, 1912. Dance originating in Argentina that

Tango, 1912. Dance originating in Argentina that was introduced in Europe after World War I

Background imageFashions Collection: Advertisement for Elspeth Phelps, 1920s fashion

Advertisement for Elspeth Phelps, 1920s fashion
Advertisement for Elspeth Phelps of Albemarle St, London, part of a series depicting tongue in cheek scenes of society ladies (in this case the fictional Miss Coloothorne Coppit)

Background imageFashions Collection: A Subtle Competition by H. M. Bateman, golfing fashion

A Subtle Competition by H. M. Bateman, golfing fashion
Cartoon by the master of social satire, H. M. Bateman showing two men in competition to wear a series of increasingly outrageous golf outfits

Background imageFashions Collection: Woman reading a book

Woman reading a book
A beautiful young woman with blonde hair and red lipsticked lips, wears a lilac gown with sky blue fur trim. She reclines in her favourite chair to read her book. 1937

Background imageFashions Collection: Advertisement for Jaeger in Festival of Britain Year

Advertisement for Jaeger in Festival of Britain Year, showing two women wearing classic fashions. Date: 1951

Background imageFashions Collection: Fashions for a Coronation Summer, 1953

Fashions for a Coronation Summer, 1953
A crease-resisting nylon tulle evening dress from Marshall and Snelgrove, one of a quartette of outfits showcased by the Tatler as being perfect for the Coronation summer of 1953

Background imageFashions Collection: Social / Cup Day at Ascot

Social / Cup Day at Ascot
Society ladies in Ascot fashions: hobble skirts & panniers, tunic dresses, a loose fitting kimono style dress with oriental embroidery. N.B unfashionably large hats!

Background imageFashions Collection: Ladies by Sea / France / Fem

Ladies by Sea / France / Fem
A dress and coat set designed along the same lines with interesting angular panels and button detailing designed by Chantal

Background imageFashions Collection: Lady Wearing a Spencer

Lady Wearing a Spencer
One woman wears a fur-lined spencer the other a pelisse. Fashions of around 1805 according to a later source

Background imageFashions Collection: Swinging Fashions C. 1810

Swinging Fashions C. 1810
White robes: sleeves with a double puff, scalloped hem & worn with boots, a net cap & a fringed shawl tied at the back or with vandyked hem & pantelettes

Background imageFashions Collection: Autumn fashions, Evening Dress

Autumn fashions, Evening Dress
Evening wear fashions for 1916 showing two elegant ladies modelling sleeveless, plunge back gowns with high waists and full skirts typical of the World War One period

Background imageFashions Collection: Wartime advert for Dolcis shoes. Date: 1943

Wartime advert for Dolcis shoes. Date: 1943

Background imageFashions Collection: Fashion plate, Album de Bal, Atelier Bachwitz

Fashion plate, Album de Bal, Atelier Bachwitz
Fashion plate, Album de Bal, from Atelier Bachwitz, showing three women in the latest fashions. 1920s

Background imageFashions Collection: Ice Skating Women 1899

Ice Skating Women 1899
Grey & white fur trim with wrap over jacket bodice, gored skirt decorated just below knee level. Blue costume with brown fur trim, red blouse, jacket with striped revers. Date: 1899

Background imageFashions Collection: MURASAKI SHIKIBU (c. 978 - c. 1014). Japanese writer

MURASAKI SHIKIBU (c. 978 - c. 1014). Japanese writer
MURASAKI SHIKIBU (c. 978 - c.1014). Japanese writer. Illustration of a court lady of the Heian period. Illustration of Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji), which chronicles the life of Prince Genji

Background imageFashions Collection: Advertisement for Elspeth Phelps, 1920s fashion

Advertisement for Elspeth Phelps, 1920s fashion
Advertisement for Elspeth Phelps of Albemarle St, London, part of a series depicting tongue in cheek scenes of society ladies (in this case the fictional Miss Lobelia Lobb)

Background imageFashions Collection: London Life cover - On the Level - 1960s fashions

London Life cover - On the Level - 1960s fashions
Front cover of London Life magazine showing three cast members from a new musical, On The Level (about a GCE scandal) which opened in London on 19 April 1966

Background imageFashions Collection: London Life front cover with Paris fashions

London Life front cover with Paris fashions
Front cover of the impossibly groovy London Life magazine which ran for just two years between 1965 and 1966 but chronicled the life and times of swinging sixties London

Background imageFashions Collection: 13139861

13139861
The designer and photographic artist Cecil Beaton (standing - r) showing costume designs to Lady Domville (seated, left) and Mrs Sacheverell Sitwell (seated)

Background imageFashions Collection: The Beard and Moustache Movement, John Leech

The Beard and Moustache Movement, John Leech
The Beard and Moustache Movement, cartoon in Punch by John Leech commenting on the fashion for large beards. Railway Guard: Now, ma am, is this your luggage

Background imageFashions Collection: Rosie Dolly and the Begum Aga Khan

Rosie Dolly and the Begum Aga Khan
Two personalities at the Super Elegance de Cote d Azur held in Nice on the French Riviera wearing costumes elegant enough to win

Background imageFashions Collection: 1960s crimplene fashion

1960s crimplene fashion
Models wear outfits in crimplene by Lapidus of Sweden. Date: 1966

Background imageFashions Collection: Tallulah Bankheads fashions in The Garden of Eden, 1927

Tallulah Bankheads fashions in The Garden of Eden, 1927
Tallulah Bankheads fashions in The Garden of Eden, London, 1927 Date: 1927

Background imageFashions Collection: Tatler winter fashions, by Gordon Conway

Tatler winter fashions, by Gordon Conway
Fashion illustration by Gordon Conway of a soft woollen suit worn with green kasha scarf and gloves. The second outfit, a red coat made of soft suede, worn with a matching scarf and waistcoat

Background imageFashions Collection: Woman on a Train Date: 1950

Woman on a Train Date: 1950

Background imageFashions Collection: Original Fashion Illustration by Dora Sprinzel

Original Fashion Illustration by Dora Sprinzel Date: late 1930s

Background imageFashions Collection: Art deco sketch of Isadora Duncan and her pupils, Paris, 192

Art deco sketch of Isadora Duncan and her pupils, Paris, 192
Art deco sketch by Hemjie of Isadora Duncan and her pupils, Paris, 1921 Date: 1921

Background imageFashions Collection: Fashions for the Festival of Britain

Fashions for the Festival of Britain, showing a woman modelling a series of scarves by Jacqmar, printed with designs relating to London and the Festival

Background imageFashions Collection: Tatler fashions for July 1930

Tatler fashions for July 1930
A fashion design by Gordon Conway, taken from a series of monthly supplements drawn by the artist. A summer dress in printed cotton voile, trimmed in cream coloured organdie

Background imageFashions Collection: Seaside Fashions 1878

Seaside Fashions 1878
Princess line dresses: one is short & more practical for walking, the other has a stand up collar, lacing down the central back seam, buttoned panels at the sides & a train

Background imageFashions Collection: GIRLS FASHIONS 1847

GIRLS FASHIONS 1847
Grey dress: corsage a caraco made to resemble a jacket & skirt. Blue dress trimmed with black rosettes: pointed waist, skirt pinned up to reveal an underskirt

Background imageFashions Collection: Royal Ascot fashions, 1951

Royal Ascot fashions, 1951
A selection of fashionable outfits for Royal Ascot from Debenham and Freebody and Dickins and Jones. Date: 1951

Background imageFashions Collection: The Sketch front cover, 1957

The Sketch front cover, 1957
A model stalks up and down a catwalk in the latest fashions for 1957, watched by a front row of elegant fashion buyers and journalists

Background imageFashions Collection: Fashions for 1899

Fashions for 1899
Man in morning dress, the ladies wear dresses with gored skirts, one with a netted & tasselled under-skirt, the other is ornamented with bold wavy lines

Background imageFashions Collection: Womens fashions for May 1851

Womens fashions for May 1851
Womens Fashions for May 1851. 1851

Background imageFashions Collection: Terylene and wool suit

Terylene and wool suit
Advertisement for a terylene and wool suit in navy blue. Date: 1966

Background imageFashions Collection: Tatler front cover- Helena Rubinstein make-up

Tatler front cover- Helena Rubinstein make-up
Front cover of The Tatler magazine featuring girl wearing brightly coloured make-up from Helena Rubinstein: Luminescentpowder, Pink Flare lipstick and Star Sapphire eyeshadow rimmed with Pearl

Background imageFashions Collection: Girls waving at an early Aviator flying overhead

Girls waving at an early Aviator flying overhead
The Aviator is the only man girls look up to A very beautifully drawn and interesting postcard, with strong leaning toward the Womens Suffrage movement during this period in the United Kingdom

Background imageFashions Collection: Mother and daughter

Mother and daughter
Going shopping, 1896 Date: 1896

Background imageFashions Collection: The Sketch Book: Young flapper girl with decoration

The Sketch Book: Young flapper girl with decoration
The Sketch Book: Young flapper girl hanging a wall decoration. The caption reads " Aiding and Abetting." Date: 1928- 1929

Background imageFashions Collection: Two women in the latest French fashions

Two women in the latest French fashions, sitting on a garden bench. On the left is a pink dress with lace trimming below the neck

Background imageFashions Collection: Two Gents in Bowler Hats

Two Gents in Bowler Hats
Two fine gentlemen in bowler hats

Background imageFashions Collection: French Spring fashions in 1870

French Spring fashions in 1870
Women mingle with one another displaying the latest Spring fashions from a variety of angles



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