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Modelling Collection

Background imageModelling Collection: My Studio by Fortunino Matania

My Studio by Fortunino Matania
Self-portrait of the Italian artist, Fortunino Matania (1881-1963) pictured at work in his studio at 104 Priory Road, Hampstead, London. Date: c.1955

Background imageModelling 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 imageModelling Collection: The Man Who Broke The Tube by H M Bateman

The Man Who Broke The Tube by H M Bateman, a man who does not heed the instructions on the glue. He brakes the tube, glues himself to the table, then his wife

Background imageModelling Collection: London Life - Fashion pages by Jean Shrimpton, 1965

London Life - Fashion pages by Jean Shrimpton, 1965
Spread from the short-lived but impossibly cool magazine, London Life, with a column by sixties supermodel Jean Shrimpton who regularly wrote about the clothes she liked

Background imageModelling Collection: Uniform for School Team. Southwark Training Centre

Uniform for School Team. Southwark Training Centre

Background imageModelling Collection: Lady Charles Cavendish (Adele Astaire) in Schiaparelli

Lady Charles Cavendish (Adele Astaire) in Schiaparelli
Lady Charles Cavendish, formerly Miss Adele Astaire (sister and dancing partner of Fred) pictured wearing a coat and skirt in green tweed trimmed with galliac, worn with a blouse of black jersey

Background imageModelling Collection: London Life front cover, 23 July 1966

London Life front cover, 23 July 1966
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 imageModelling Collection: Belinda Willis

Belinda Willis
Top 1960s model Belinda Willis, photographed for London Life magazine by Alan Ballard wearing a multi-layered choker of beads and moody eye makeup

Background imageModelling 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 imageModelling Collection: Wallis suit with Biba accessories, 1966

Wallis suit with Biba accessories, 1966
Military influence in this navy suit, about 11 guineas at Wallis. Jazzed up with a yellow and plum striped tie and matching bag from Biba. Gold hoop earrings by Jewelcraft, gloves by Morley. 1966

Background imageModelling Collection: Sinanthropus, perhaps the lowest man known to science

Sinanthropus, perhaps the lowest man known to science: excavating Choukoutien Cave where Peking Man dwelt 100, 000 years ago, and moulding his image. Date: 1939

Background imageModelling Collection: Building Castles by William Barribal

Building Castles by William Barribal
A lush, colourful painting by William Barribal showing a red-haired girl reclining amongst cushions as she holds a parasol in one hand and a cigarette holder in the other

Background imageModelling 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 imageModelling Collection: Figure Modelling, Belleek Potteries

Figure Modelling, Belleek Potteries - an interior shot showing a row of men modelling china. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Fermanagh: Belleek). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageModelling 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 imageModelling Collection: Modelling underwear

Modelling underwear - girdle with suspenders and conical bra. The live modelling of underwear was very unusual at this stage, so this shoot (and other contenporary shoots) were quite ground-breaking

Background imageModelling Collection: Dior fashion show at the Savoy, 1950

Dior fashion show at the Savoy, 1950
Fashion show by Christian Dior held at the Savoy Hotel, London on 25 April 1950 to raise funds for the Museum of Costume, all arranged by Mrs Langley Moore

Background imageModelling Collection: Moby Dick himself takes shape: The monstrous leviathan, with whom Ahab

Moby Dick himself takes shape: The monstrous leviathan, with whom Ahab and the whalers waged a feud to the death, is being constructed in Fishguard Harbour

Background imageModelling Collection: Margaret Whigham & Mrs Colclough, Best of Everything Ball

Margaret Whigham & Mrs Colclough, Best of Everything Ball
Miss Margaret Whigham and Mrs Colclough displaying British gloves, stockings and scarves at the Best of Everything Dinner

Background imageModelling Collection: Embroidered Dresses

Embroidered Dresses - Illustration of two elegant ladies modelling embroidered dresses. Date: 1924

Background imageModelling Collection: Girl in Green

Girl in Green - Colour illustration of of an attractive young girl modelling a green blouse and skirt. Date: 1924

Background imageModelling Collection: Modelling Dresses

Modelling Dresses - Illustration of fashion two models and the director during a shoot in 1923. Artist: John Lagatta. Date: 1923

Background imageModelling Collection: Harbutt's Plasticine Advertisement

Harbutt's Plasticine Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for Harbutt's Plasticine Ltd. promoting the self described premier modelling material, available in 10 colours

Background imageModelling Collection: J. B. Side Spring Corsets Advertisement

J. B. Side Spring Corsets Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for J. B. Side Spring Corsets, which consider health and hygenic principles, alongside fashion concerns, the image portrays a woman modelling the product. Date: circa 1919

Background imageModelling Collection: Woman in new bonnet

Woman in new bonnet
A woman seen modelling her new bonnet. Traditional modern Edwardian look. Date: 1912

Background imageModelling Collection: Women in ermine

Women in ermine
Women seen wearing the fur ermine (stoat) in different fashionable ways. Women used it shawls, hats and scarfs, modelled in the photographs

Background imageModelling Collection: Photographs of women in high, elaborate hats

Photographs of women in high, elaborate hats
Photographs of women modelling high, elaborate hats, with feathers, tassels and bows. Captioned ??The High Hat for Women! Skyscraper Confections; And ?

Background imageModelling Collection: Women modelling designs for satchel bags

Women modelling designs for satchel bags, four fashion photographs. Captioned, When the Satchel Becomes Sack: the Latest Bags?? also ?

Background imageModelling Collection: Bonnie Bonnichon: Lingerie for the head

Bonnie Bonnichon: Lingerie for the head, photographs of women modelling lace bonnets. Captioned, The latest vagary of fashion: the lace bonnet'. Date: 1911

Background imageModelling Collection: Slade Art School, women sculptors

Slade Art School, women sculptors
The Slade School Sculptors, illustration by Bertha Newcombe, of women sculptors in studio, modelling bust sculptures on stands, with life model in the background

Background imageModelling Collection: Athletes and Sculptures

Athletes and Sculptures
Athletes posing, and being rendered in the form of sculpture. Shown posing are swimmer and actor Johnny Weissmuller (1904-1984) and boxer Primo Carnera (1906-1967)

Background imageModelling Collection: Modelling and mould making, Alfred Meakin

Modelling and mould making, Alfred Meakin
Modelling and mould making Date: 1913

Background imageModelling Collection: The Blue Hat - Mrs. J. M. Hone

The Blue Hat - Mrs. J. M. Hone
A portrait oil painting of Mrs. J. M. Hone, modelling in an angler's outfit, and a blue hat, with black feathers. Date: circa 1912

Background imageModelling Collection: Dearborn Advertisement Miss Felix Stewart

Dearborn Advertisement Miss Felix Stewart
A photograph of Miss Felix Stewart, modelling for Dearborn Limited, showing off her lustrous, long hair in advocation of Stallax, a shampoo which gives glossiness and cleanliness to your hair

Background imageModelling Collection: Elizabeth Arden dinner dress

Elizabeth Arden dinner dress
A wool dinner dress from Elizabeth Arden, here accessorised with a gas-mask carrier. Date: 1940

Background imageModelling Collection: Debenham and Freebody dress collection

Debenham and Freebody dress collection
Department store Debenham and Freebody, promoting women's dresses. Date: 1939

Background imageModelling Collection: Advert for Aquascutum

Advert for Aquascutum
Advert for a woman's tweed suit, from Aquascutum's autumn collection. Date: 1939

Background imageModelling Collection: Autumn fashions

Autumn fashions
The department store Debenham & Freebody, promoting autumn fashions at reduced prices. Date: 1939

Background imageModelling Collection: Queen Alexandra, sitting for George Wade

Queen Alexandra, sitting for George Wade
Queen Alexandra the Queen Mother (1844-1925) sitting for the sculptor George Edward Wade (1853-1933). The finished statue was erected in 1908 at the Royal London Hospital

Background imageModelling Collection: Advertisement for Condor Hats. Showing Mrs Edna Best modelling a hat. With description

Advertisement for Condor Hats. Showing Mrs Edna Best modelling a hat. With description, It is a felt hat with strap effect across the front, caught up by a buckle'

Background imageModelling Collection: Photograph of woman modelling opossum fur. With description, The Importance of Opossum; Our

Photograph of woman modelling opossum fur. With description, The Importance of Opossum; Our photograph shows a quaint pelerine scarf of pure white ermine

Background imageModelling Collection: The front cover of Britannia and Eve magazine from June 1954. Date: 1954

The front cover of Britannia and Eve magazine from June 1954. Date: 1954

Background imageModelling Collection: A woman posing in a summer dress. Date: 1954

A woman posing in a summer dress. Date: 1954

Background imageModelling Collection: The front cover of Britannia and Eve magazine from May 1954. Date: 1954

The front cover of Britannia and Eve magazine from May 1954. Date: 1954

Background imageModelling Collection: The front cover of Britannia and Eve magazine from March 1954. Date: 1954

The front cover of Britannia and Eve magazine from March 1954. Date: 1954

Background imageModelling Collection: A selection of fashionable outfits for women. Date: 1954

A selection of fashionable outfits for women. Date: 1954

Background imageModelling Collection: The front cover of Britannia and Eve from January 1954. Date: 1954

The front cover of Britannia and Eve from January 1954. Date: 1954

Background imageModelling Collection: Averil Streatfield (1911-1977) is here seen modelling a crepe romain gown

Averil Streatfield (1911-1977) is here seen modelling a crepe romain gown and a coat bordered with grey fox, by designer Norman Hartnell (1901-1979). Date: 1932



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