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"From Ballerina's Back to Rock and Roll: Celebrating Skirt Fashions Through the Years" Step into a world of elegance as we witness a ballerina's back

Background imageSkirt Collection: Spanish Village

Spanish Village
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Background imageSkirt 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 imageSkirt Collection: The Lace Maker, 1662. Artist: Gaspar Netscher

The Lace Maker, 1662. Artist: Gaspar Netscher
The Lace Maker, 1662. Painting held at The Wallace Collection, London. From The Connoisseur Volume XLIII. [The Connoisseur Ltd. London, 1915]

Background imageSkirt Collection: Rock and roll dancing couple

Rock and roll dancing couple

Background imageSkirt Collection: Welsh Girls in Traditional Costume 1908

Welsh Girls in Traditional Costume 1908
A group of seven Welsh girls in traditional costume. One of them holds a large doll on her lap, and three are holding baskets

Background imageSkirt Collection: Four ballerinas on a music sheet

Four ballerinas on a music sheet
Four ballerinas depicted on a music sheet, performing The Celebrated Pas de Quatre, composed by Jules Perrot, as danced at Her Majestys Theatre, London, on 12 July 1845

Background imageSkirt Collection: Ginger Rogers / Astaire

Ginger Rogers / Astaire
GINGER ROGERS American film actress and dancer, dancing with Fred Astaire

Background imageSkirt Collection: Couple kissing outside Carnaby Street boutique

Couple kissing outside Carnaby Street boutique
A couple kissing in front of iconic Carnaby Street boutique, I was Lord Kitcheners Valet. Hanging outside can be seen a variety of mens vintage clothing including a naval peacoat

Background imageSkirt Collection: Rocker & Rock Chic

Rocker & Rock Chic
Rebellious teenagers on a motorbike in Charlwood, Surrey. They are wearing their leathers, and the girl is swigging a bottle of shandy!

Background imageSkirt Collection: ballerina's back 2

ballerina's back 2
Young beautiful ballerina is posing in studio. Alexander Yakovlev

Background imageSkirt Collection: Two Women on Kings Road

Two Women on Kings Road
Two women walk down the Kings Road, Chelsea, London as traffic passes by

Background imageSkirt Collection: Female Type / Hobble Skirt

Female Type / Hobble Skirt
Elegant lady restricted by her fashionable hobble skirt & further impeded by a Merry Widow hat, high all round collar & an ermine fur muff

Background imageSkirt Collection: Terminal Building, Dublin Airport, Republic of Ireland

Terminal Building, Dublin Airport, Republic of Ireland. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageSkirt Collection: Tony Blackburn with some groovy things, Carnaby Street

Tony Blackburn with some groovy things, Carnaby Street
A group of groovy people posed outside a boutique in Carnaby Street, London, including radio DJ Tony Blackburn. Date: 1967

Background imageSkirt Collection: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - still from the Radio Picture Ltd production Shall We Dance?

Background imageSkirt Collection: Suffragette Womens March 1912

Suffragette Womens March 1912
In October 1912, six women left Edinburgh to walk 400 miles to London, gathering signatures en route in support of Womens Suffrage. The march was organised by Mrs

Background imageSkirt Collection: Advertisement for Cadburys Golden Key

Advertisement for Cadburys Golden Key -- male and female models (Barry Trengove and Geraldine Hill) posing. 1959

Background imageSkirt Collection: Lady golfer looking down the fairway for her drive

Lady golfer looking down the fairway for her drive, which appears to have travelled a decent distance. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSkirt Collection: Ballet in the dark

Ballet in the dark
Pattanawit Suntiniwat

Background imageSkirt Collection: People dancing flamenco in the street, Seville, Spain

People dancing flamenco in the street, Seville, Spain
People dancing flamenco in the street in traditional costume, Seville, Spain. circa 1930s

Background imageSkirt Collection: Liza Spain outfit from Harvey Nichols

Liza Spain outfit from Harvey Nichols
An elegant, pure wool suit by Liza Spain from Harvey Nichols of Knightsbridge, London. The skirt is softly gathered at the front, the jacket gently shaped with a flattering standaway collar

Background imageSkirt Collection: Victorian woman (Polhill-Turner family)

Victorian woman (Polhill-Turner family)
An upper class Victorian woman, probably a member of the Polhill-Turner family of Howbury Hall, Renhold, Bedfordshire. Seen here in a studio photograph, leaning on the back of a chair

Background imageSkirt Collection: Portuguese Dance - O-Vira

Portuguese Dance - O-Vira
O-Vira - a traditional Potuguese dance (translates as The Turn ), also popular in former Portuguese territories in South America

Background imageSkirt Collection: Two types of dresses, 1954

Two types of dresses, 1954
On the left, an 1890-inspired party frock in striped taffeta with the stand-up collar, tight bodice, near-crinoline skirt, and steel-buttoned

Background imageSkirt Collection: Christian Dior sketching a fashion design, 1948

Christian Dior sketching a fashion design, 1948
In 1947 Christian Dior (1905-1957) 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

Background imageSkirt Collection: Victor Stiebel / Dress

Victor Stiebel / Dress
A design by Victor Stiebel: fine, crystal pleating is used for the full stiffened skirt of this printed paper shantung reception dress. The skirt has a ruffled organza petticoat

Background imageSkirt Collection: Lady Golfers Outfit

Lady Golfers Outfit
What every lady golfer should have worn in 1924: an outfit designed by Madeleine Vionnet

Background imageSkirt Collection: Golfing Woman 1907

Golfing Woman 1907
A modern sporty girl wears a gored skirt, blouse with detachable all-round collar worn with a tie, a large flat cap & a broad belt to accentuate her tiny waist

Background imageSkirt Collection: Shell Fountain / Costume

Shell Fountain / Costume
Tunic dress by Paquin: draped tango skirt with front split & train, translucent flared tunic & pearl adorned corsage, toque / turban with feather trim

Background imageSkirt Collection: Women playing hockey

Women playing hockey
A womens hockey match -- they are wearing long skirts, which must be rather difficult to run in

Background imageSkirt Collection: Princess Elizabeth (later Elizabeth II) on her betrothal to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten

Princess Elizabeth (later Elizabeth II) on her betrothal to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, Buckingham Palace, London
5999700 Princess Elizabeth (later Elizabeth II) on her betrothal to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, Buckingham Palace, London, 1947 (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageSkirt Collection: babe Didrikson Zaharias

babe Didrikson Zaharias
BABE DIDRIKSON ZAHARIAS (1911-1956). N

Background imageSkirt Collection: Costume / Boy on Tricycle

Costume / Boy on Tricycle
Picturesque foppish French boy in a pleated skirt in spotted fabric, floppy striped necktie & falling collar, checked socks, pumps with large ribbon bows & long flowing hair

Background imageSkirt Collection: First Gas Balloon 1787

First Gas Balloon 1787
The first manned flight in a gas balloon, over Paris

Background imageSkirt Collection: Racial / China / Mandarin

Racial / China / Mandarin
A Chinese mandarin of ancient times, wearing an ornate costume and carrying a fan

Background imageSkirt Collection: The Wider Image: Bolivias cholita climbers

The Wider Image: Bolivias cholita climbers
An Aymara indigenous woman practises climbing on the Huayna Potosi mountain, Bolivia April 6, 2016. Two years ago, about a dozen Aymara indigenous women, aged 42 to 50

Background imageSkirt Collection: Young people at a Rock and Roll dance, Cornwall

Young people at a Rock and Roll dance, Cornwall. Date: 1985

Background imageSkirt Collection: Mrs Grub The Gardeners Wife (colour litho)

Mrs Grub The Gardeners Wife (colour litho)
2797331 Mrs Grub The Gardeners Wife (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mrs Grub The Gardeners Wife)

Background imageSkirt Collection: Brotherly Affection; Affetto fraterno, c. 1900 (oil on canvas)

Brotherly Affection; Affetto fraterno, c. 1900 (oil on canvas)
1197530 Brotherly Affection; Affetto fraterno, c. 1900 (oil on canvas) by Chierici, Gaetano (1838-1920); 33x42 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Italian, out of copyright

Background imageSkirt Collection: Ballerina at class

Ballerina at class
Young beautiful ballet dancer is posing in studio. Alexander Yakovlev

Background imageSkirt Collection: Minnie Duncan music hall coster act

Minnie Duncan music hall coster act
Minnie Duncan of the music hall double act Duncan and Godfrey (Arthur Godfrey). Wearing coster costume of long black skirt with full-length white apron, shawl and large hat with ostrich feathers

Background imageSkirt Collection: La Troupe De Mlle Eglantine, 1896. Artist: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

La Troupe De Mlle Eglantine, 1896. Artist: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
La Troupe De Mlle Eglantine, 1896. Poster. Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri, de (1864-1901). Found in the collection of the State A. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

Background imageSkirt Collection: Ballet Rehearsal on Stage, 1874. Artist: Edgar Degas

Ballet Rehearsal on Stage, 1874. Artist: Edgar Degas
Ballet Rehearsal on Stage, 1874. Found in the collection of the Musee d Orsay, Paris

Background imageSkirt Collection: Carnaby Street, 1960s

Carnaby Street, 1960s
Front cover of a promotional booklet about fashion epicentre of the 1960s, Carnaby Street, London. A model poses in front of the streets various boutiques wearing a Union Jack waistcoat

Background imageSkirt Collection: Woman police officer attending an accident

Woman police officer attending an accident where a man appears to have fallen off a ladder. She is speaking into her hand-held radio. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageSkirt 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 imageSkirt Collection: Girl climbing tree, line of washing, Balham, SW London

Girl climbing tree, line of washing, Balham, SW London
A girl climbs a tree under a line of washing in the Zennor Road area of Balham, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imageSkirt Collection: American cinema actress. With Tom Ewell in a scene from The Seven Year Itch, 1955

American cinema actress. With Tom Ewell in a scene from The Seven Year Itch, 1955
MARILYN MONROE (1926-1962). American cinema actress. With Tom Ewell in a scene from The Seven Year Itch, 1955



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"From Ballerina's Back to Rock and Roll: Celebrating Skirt Fashions Through the Years" Step into a world of elegance as we witness a ballerina's back, gracefully twirling in her flowing skirt. Get ready to rock and roll with this dynamic dancing couple, their skirts swirling in sync with every move. Take a trip down memory lane to 1954, where fashionistas embraced skirts that defined the era's style. Transport yourself back to 1908 Wales, where traditional costumes showcased stunning skirts worn by Welsh girls. Embrace your inner rocker or rock chic with edgy skirt styles that exude confidence and rebellion. Remember the iconic dance duos like Ginger Rogers and Astaire who wowed audiences while elegantly swaying their skirts across the stage. Love is in the air as this couple shares an intimate moment outside a Carnaby Street boutique, their skirts adding a touch of romance to the scene. Join Tony Blackburn on his groovy adventure through Carnaby Street as he discovers some fabulous finds - including trendy skirts. Explore different types of skirts like the hobble skirt which accentuates femininity while adding an element of restriction for dramatic effect. Witness ballet dancers gracefully performing in darkness, their illuminated skirts creating mesmerizing patterns against the backdrop. Admire Dublin Airport's Terminal Building where travelers from all over catch glimpses of fashionable individuals strutting confidently in stylish skirts. Liza Spain stuns us with her Harvey Nichols outfit – featuring a skirt that perfectly captures both sophistication and trendiness. Whether it’s capturing timeless elegance or embracing rebellious spirit, these captivating images showcase how versatile and influential "skirt" has been throughout history.