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    • English gentleman

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    • Cigarette smoking gentleman on his way out. He wears a suit with frock coat, contrasting waistcoat or vest, cravat with stick pin, high detachable shirt collar, gloves, top hat, spats and carries a metal covered cane
    • English gentleman

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    • Typical for business wear is the three piece sack suit. The high detachable shirt collar is encircled with the necktie tied in a single knot. The trousers break quite low over the shoes. Leather gloves, walking stick, and a bowler hat accessorize...
    • Top coat

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    • An elongated extension of the frock suit. This below calf length overcoat is worn over the suit shown in 1.25. This is elegant city wear for men
    • Hobble skirted suit

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    • The hobble skirt is introduced by Paul Poiret and the freer style falls victim to this fashion fad. This is the first clear example of women buying and attempting to wear the dictates of Parisian couturiers backed by the fashion press. This is...
    • Halter evening gown

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    • This bias crepe halter neck evening gown with white gold leather leaf belt is a classic in the history of 20th century fashion. The bias drape owes its proliferation in 30s fashion to the genius of Madeleine Vionnet. Her original and patient...
    • Dinner dress

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    • Dinner dress with shoulder pads in white crepe. The bodice is embroidered over breasts in green leaf patterned sequins. Black crepe long skirt is draped at the hip (Florence Anne Schatken, illustrator)
    • Cocktail dress

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    • Printed white crepe cocktail dress with one-sided peplum and cut-outs at the neck. Wartime material shortages plus government restrictions of textiles contribute to a host of cutout patterns to add detail to garment design as well as peplum trims...
    • Suit

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    • Contrasting wool suit with red wool topper (Florence Anne Schatken, illustrator)
    • Winter coat

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    • Heavy wool purple winter coat with padded detailed shoulders (Florence Anne Schatken, illustrator)
    • Leisure suit

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    • Leisure suits are a new addition to Male American fashion. Produced in large numbers in polyester doubleknit, they do not become a part of high fashion but are very popular (designed for Haspel; Andres Lander, photographer; Men's Wear, September...
    • Chiffon gown

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    • A hand-painted halftone reproduction of an early fashion photograph. The grey silk chiffon gown is over grey silk satin with gray satin trim, waist and handmade silk roses are set on hand-painted stems and leaves (Reutlinger Studio, photographers)
    • Deevant Le Boudoir

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    • Parents and children pose in front of a summer house. An example of the earliest outdoor fashion photography. All white clothing is preferred for warm weather for its coolness, but large hats and parasols are also worn to protect the skin from any...
    • Britain, WW II

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    • Lady Anglesey and her daughter in Wales in the typical ""no fashion looks"" if women during the war years (Cecil Beaton, photographer)
    • Evening gowns

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    • Silk evening gowns by Charles James extending over a ten-year period. Originally a milliner, James is considered one of the most original fashion talents of the era. His work re-creates the female silhouette by building and boning the shape from...
    • Evening dress

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    • White silk crepe double-breasted evening dress is typical of the high fashion look of the 60s. Norman Norell, leading American designer, is known primarily for his hand sequined evening clothes. His genius in design derives from his background as a...

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