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, three-quarter sleeves characteristic of a decade when fashion reached an all-time height of dash and distinction. By Blanes. Added is a piquant student's collar, artist's bow and figure-flattering vertical stripes. On the right is a dress of featherlight tweed by Frederica, its blouse and skirt air accomplished by means of a built-in belt and softly blousing top. Here, at last, tailoring has become completely feminine - a matter of sculpting to the form rather than following hard, masculine lines.
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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. The little peaked cap, tilted at a coquettish angle is made of felt and trimmed with the same fur as the coat. Date: 1934
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Pantomime artist Will Evans with his children
Will Evans (1866 -1931) was an eccentric comedian who performed in pantomime from a young age, and appeared on the music halls in the 1890s. His most famous solo sketches were Papering A House and Whitewashing A Ceiling. Seen here with his two children at the piano.
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