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January 1950 Irving Penn, among the most gifted of photographers, has reconstructed with imaginative insight a series of fashion landmarks: the clothes, the accessories, coiffures, make-up, settings – and, in this net of physical properties, has caught the mental attitudes of past times."

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Tweed skirts, Sears & Roebuck, 1956. These skirts are very trendy now. Especially in the colder weather. Paired with some booties and a blouse-y top. Makes for a great day of work outfit, or even a day on the go. Super cute!

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from Foursquare

Audrey K Boutique

Hollywood glamor made its way into every day fashion, and women would wear gloves often. Hats were cartwheel style.

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1930's Fashion is as classy and current today as it was then. I even love the fur. Sorry ASPCA.

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from Marie Claire

1940s Fashion: The Decade Captured In 40 Incredible Pictures

Models On Bond Street, London, 1942 The wartime look in Britain became much more austere as the years went by. This was the first collection of Utility Dresses for Women, designed by Norman Hartnell in 1942, and showcased on a very quiet Bond Street.

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from Mail Online

Fashion on rations: Style on the WW2 home front

Fashion on rations, how style on the home front was anything BUT black and white as the 2WW's enduring influence on the British high street is revealed. Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London

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Preppie fashion - started in the late 1940s and 1950s as the Ivy League style of dress.[6] J. Press represents the quintessential preppy clothing brand, stemming from the collegiate traditions which shaped the preppy subculture.

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