Wartime Fashion

Women of war unite!

fashionrevealed asked: Where is the Olivia de Havilland photo from? And do you know the year? I'm writing a paper about WWII fashions and I would love to use it but I need to be able to cite it!

Sorry to be getting back to you just now! I unfortunately do not have an answer for you though, I’ve had the picture in my computer for quite sometime now and don’t remember where I found it at. I tried to do a google search but still came up blank. I hope you find it! I love the subject of your paper!

The Andrews Sisters

The Andrews Sisters: Bei mir bist du schoen

Forties frocks.
Floral Dress coat with blouse styling inspired by French wartime couture.

Floral Dress coat with blouse styling inspired by French wartime couture.

British service women at a fashion salon, Paris, France, 1944."The British found the richness of the designs and materials unbelievable after the austerity of wartime rationing in England, and it was difficult for them to understand that the French regarded profligate use of materials as a gesture of resistance to the German occupation as it asserted their identity and denied the enemy material."

British service women at a fashion salon, Paris, France, 1944.

"The British found the richness of the designs and materials unbelievable after the austerity of wartime rationing in England, and it was difficult for them to understand that the French regarded profligate use of materials as a gesture of resistance to the German occupation as it asserted their identity and denied the enemy material."

French fashion trends during Nazis occupation on display in the Jean Moulin museum in Paris. (2009)

French fashion trends during Nazis occupation on display in the Jean Moulin museum in Paris. (2009)

Wartime Fashion Axis Edition: A Nazis propaganda poster to encourage women to join the Luftwaffe (Air Force). 

Wartime Fashion Axis Edition: A Nazis propaganda poster to encourage women to join the Luftwaffe (Air Force).