Wartime Fashion

Women of war unite!

yeoldefashion:

Even under Nazi occupation, the Parisian fashion industry didn’t stop designing or producing wears. However, they did often find it necessary to get creative with materials.
This hat dates to 1944 or 1945 and was designed by famed Parisian house Jean Patou. It is decorated with common goose feathers, which were most likely taken from the preceding night’s dinner.

yeoldefashion:

Even under Nazi occupation, the Parisian fashion industry didn’t stop designing or producing wears. However, they did often find it necessary to get creative with materials.

This hat dates to 1944 or 1945 and was designed by famed Parisian house Jean Patou. It is decorated with common goose feathers, which were most likely taken from the preceding night’s dinner.

greatestgeneration:

Improving American/British relations…This guy is doing his part

greatestgeneration:

Improving American/British relations…This guy is doing his part

Marlene Dietrich knows how to entertain service men.

Marlene Dietrich knows how to entertain service men.

(Source: rebekahsophia)

chapeaus de fleurs: 

While straw and felt supplies shrank, Americans milliners discovered that materials normally used just to trim hats were plentiful. Ribbon, netting, horsehair, feathers, millinery flowers, all usually used only to decorate hats, were worked into total millinery extravaganzas. Hats made entirely of flowers or poufs of netting abounded.

via Condé Nast

wartime turbans.

WWII chapeaus Day 1.

WWII chapeaus Day 1.