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Background imageGown Collection: Springs Promise, by Marjorie Miller

Springs Promise, by Marjorie Miller

Background imageGown Collection: Algerian man in fine clothing, Algeria, c. 1890

Algerian man in fine clothing, Algeria, c. 1890
19th century vintage photograph: Algerian man in fine clothing, Algeria, c.1890

Background imageGown Collection: Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh, 1954

Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh, 1954
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh pictured together in the Grand Entrance in Buckingham Palace in 1954

Background imageGown Collection: Maria Callas in Dior

Maria Callas in Dior
Maria Callas (1923-1977), American opera singer of Greek parentage pictured in the sitting room of her Milan home wearing a Christian Dior evening gown in floral print. Date: 1958

Background imageGown Collection: Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows
" The Badgers winter stores, which indeed were visible everywhere, took up half the room." Date: First published: 1908

Background imageGown 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 imageGown Collection: Flower in her Hair by David Wright

Flower in her Hair by David Wright
Lovely pin-up by David Wright depicting a slender woman in a strapless black evening dress at her dressing table fixing a flower into her swept up hair. c.1950

Background imageGown Collection: Royal Wedding 1986 - Fergie curtseys to the Queen

Royal Wedding 1986 - Fergie curtseys to the Queen
A smiling Lady Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, curtseys to Queen Elizabeth II, her mother-in-law following her marriage to Prince Andrew, Duke of York at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986. Date: 1986

Background imageGown Collection: Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh, 1954

Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh, 1954
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh pictured together in the Grand Entrance in Buckingham Palace in 1954

Background imageGown Collection: Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary

Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary consort, George V wearing the Imperial State Crown, and Royal Purple Robe of State

Background imageGown Collection: The Tatler Autumn Fashion Number 1955

The Tatler Autumn Fashion Number 1955
A stunning, bold front cover design featuring a tall and elegant woman wearing a simple black strapless evening dress and a sumptuous lime green wrap with matching choker necklace

Background imageGown Collection: Vivien Leigh on front cover of The Tatler

Vivien Leigh on front cover of The Tatler
Vivien Leigh pictured on the front cover of The Tatler wearing a magnificent ball gown of black satin, velvet and taffeta designed by Cecil Beaton for her film role of Anna Karenina

Background imageGown Collection: Wedding dress of Aphra Farquhar by Worth

Wedding dress of Aphra Farquhar by Worth
A regal wedding dress of white pure silk and antique lace designed by Owen Hyde-Clarke of Worth for the wedding of Aphra Farquhar Fetherstonhaugh to the Earl of Dundonald in 1960

Background imageGown Collection: The Tatler front-cover: The Duchess of Windsor

The Tatler front-cover: The Duchess of Windsor
The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, in The Tatler magazine, March 1939. The caption reads: This portrait of the beautiful wife of H.R.H

Background imageGown Collection: If Unhealthy, be healthy: If Healthy by Healthier

If Unhealthy, be healthy: If Healthy by Healthier
An energetic man starts the day in his dressing gown by diving off the mantelpiece of his living room, using his wifes head as a springboard

Background imageGown Collection: Little Lady Bountiful

Little Lady Bountiful - a young girl in a white summer gown offers her less well-to- do friends (one of whom has been collecting reeds) a slice of cake

Background imageGown Collection: Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker (1906-1975) French singer in her dressing room at Alexandra Palace before taking part in a BBC cabaret show called Cafe Continental

Background imageGown Collection: Putting on lipstick - David Wright

Putting on lipstick - David Wright
A smart blonde girls sitting in her boudoir applies some vivid red lipstick. Her red and black evening gown, awaits... Painting by David Wright

Background imageGown Collection: Man in Dressing Gown

Man in Dressing Gown
Man models a wool jersey dressing gown, and his wire- haired fox terrier poses for the camera

Background imageGown Collection: Good Morning ! by David Wright

Good Morning ! by David Wright
Good Morning! by David Wright, featuring a woman looking at herself in a dressing table mirror while her silk dressing gown slips revealingly off her shoulder

Background imageGown Collection: Female Type / Pre-Raph

Female Type / Pre-Raph
A Pre-Raphaelite style girl with long flame-coloured hair and white gown sits amongst the pink blossoms of a tree in bloom and gazes dreamily upwards

Background imageGown Collection: WILLIAM GILLETTE

WILLIAM GILLETTE American actor and dramatist, in the role of Sherlock Holmes Date: 1855 - 1937

Background imageGown Collection: Costume design by Bergere Oscar Perrault

Costume design by Bergere Oscar Perrault
Costume design or fashion illustration for Bergere Oscar Perrault for a girl in lilac gown with pearl detail and feather fan, 1920s 1920s

Background imageGown Collection: Art Deco Wedding

Art Deco Wedding
Fashion design for an elegant wedding group. The brides dress is made from white brocade and satin. Bridesmaid wears a grey trimmed dress as does a wedding guest

Background imageGown Collection: Sacha Guitry / Wife / 1929

Sacha Guitry / Wife / 1929
SACHA GUITRY French actor and playwright, with his wife Yvonne Printemps during a visit to London

Background imageGown Collection: Advert / 4711 Cologne Ils

Advert / 4711 Cologne Ils
4711 Eau de Cologne - perfect elegance

Background imageGown Collection: Lady Duff Gordon

Lady Duff Gordon
The latest portrait of Lucy Christiana, Lady Duff Gordon who under the name of Lucile conducts two highly successful costumiers salons, one in London and the other in New York

Background imageGown Collection: Woman Washing / Basin 1927

Woman Washing / Basin 1927
An attractive woman wearing a patterned dressing gown washes in a basin

Background imageGown Collection: Entrance, Christs Hospital School

Entrance, Christs Hospital School
Pupils stand outside the entrance to Christs Hospital School

Background imageGown Collection: Cinderella by Arthur Rackham

Cinderella by Arthur Rackham
Ella, aka Cinderella, in her beautiful gown, dancing with the Prince at the Ball. Date: 1919

Background imageGown Collection: Lady Duff Gordon

Lady Duff Gordon
Lucy Christiana, Lady Duff Gordon, a leading designer better known by her professional name, Lucile. She was the proprietor of Lucile s, Hanover Square, famous for the emotional gown

Background imageGown Collection: Lady Duff Gordon

Lady Duff Gordon
Lucy Christiana, Lady Duff Gordon, a leading designer better known by her professional name, Lucile. She was the proprietor of Lucile s, Hanover Square, famous for the emotional gown

Background imageGown Collection: Emily Davison

Emily Davison
The Late Miss E.W Davison Postcard published in commemoration of EMILY DAVISON showing her in academic garb

Background imageGown Collection: Princess Sophie of Greece on her wedding day

Princess Sophie of Greece on her wedding day
Princess Sophie of Greece (1914-2001), elder sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on her wedding day when she married Prince Christoph of Hesse-Cassel, 15th December 1930

Background imageGown Collection: Belinda Bellville wedding gown

Belinda Bellville wedding gown
Model wears a stunning Belinda Bellville wedding dress, in Bianchinis pure silk satin. Ballooning panniers flowing into a train are attached to a narrow belt which encircles the narrow sheath dress

Background imageGown Collection: Suffragette Dora Marsden Arrested

Suffragette Dora Marsden Arrested
Dora Marsden arrested after a protest at Manchester University in October 1909. She is seen wearing her academic gown having gained a BSC from Manchester Owens College

Background imageGown Collection: Hazel Lavery in a Lucile gown for Petticoat Lane Tombola WWI

Hazel Lavery in a Lucile gown for Petticoat Lane Tombola WWI
Hazel, Lady Lavery, wife of painter Sir John Lavery pictured as the artist in a tableau staged for a charity event during the First World War called Petticoat Lane

Background imageGown Collection: Oxford University robes: Proctor (full dress)

Oxford University robes: Proctor (full dress)
A Proctor at Oxford University sporting a mortarboard and long, black gown, with a white fur hood. Date: 1920s

Background imageGown Collection: Woman in flapper dress 1923

Woman in flapper dress 1923
Soft georgette evening gown, with cross-over bodice, edged with narrow band of self-coloured satin. Two flat panels appeared at the front and back of the skirt

Background imageGown Collection: Advert for Treasure Cot baby specialises 1930

Advert for Treasure Cot baby specialises 1930
Treasure Cot store devoted to mothers babies and children, with a selection of baby clothing, robe, dainty long flannel gown, shawl and a hand knitted carrying cape

Background imageGown Collection: Romantic Couple Dancing

Romantic Couple Dancing
Dancing discreetly in a romantic corner. Date: early 20th century

Background imageGown Collection: In Her Wedding Gown - Princess Marina of Greece

In Her Wedding Gown - Princess Marina of Greece

Background imageGown Collection: Royal Wedding 1947 - bride and bridesmaid dresses

Royal Wedding 1947 - bride and bridesmaid dresses
A fairytale wedding gown by Norman Hartnell for Princess Elizabeth, in itself a tribute to British skill in design and workmanship

Background imageGown Collection: Tatler front cover of Duchess of Kent in her wedding gown

Tatler front cover of Duchess of Kent in her wedding gown
H.R.H The Duchess of Kent, formerly Princess Marina of Greece, pictured in her wedding dress of white and silver floral brocade designed by Captain Edward Molyneux

Background imageGown Collection: Royal Wedding 1934 - brides dress and Trent Park

Royal Wedding 1934 - brides dress and Trent Park
Page from the Illustrated London News showing the wedding dress of Princess Marina of Greece on display alongside the wedding presents at St. Jamess Palace

Background imageGown Collection: Wedding of Dom Miguel and Miss Anita Stewart

Wedding of Dom Miguel and Miss Anita Stewart
Dom (Prince) Miguel of Braganza (1878-1923), Duke de Viseu, eldest son of Duke Miguel, grandson of a former King of Portugal, with his American bride

Background imageGown Collection: Samurai with two swords, Japan

Samurai with two swords, Japan
Vintage 19th century photograph - Japan - samurai in a studio setting, with two swords, proably an actor

Background imageGown Collection: Cecil Beaton and Lady Diana Abdy, Lido in Venice, Italy

Cecil Beaton and Lady Diana Abdy, Lido in Venice, Italy
Cecil Beaton, photographer and designer, and Lady Diana Abdy, daughter of the Earl of Bradford, on the beach at the Lido in Venice, Italy. Date: 1933



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