Slideshow: British WWII Fashion

A slideshow for Veteran’s Day from a new fashion exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. “Beauty as Duty: Textiles and the Home Front in WWII Britain” features textiles and designs from World War II Britain.

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Propaganda scarves like this one were printed with images of the war and British life and culture in the 1940s. (Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)Woman's scarf: British and American forces, English, 1940s (Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)Woman's scarf: Aircraft carrier, English, about 1940 (Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)Woman's scarf: 'Switch off the light, darling,' designed by: Arnold Lever, English, about 1943 (Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)Woman's scarf: 'Les Lauriers de la Victroire,' designed by: Arnold Lever, English, 1945 (Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)Woman's scarf: 'Careless talk costs lives,' designed by: Fougasse, 1867. (Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)Woman's scarf: 'London Wall,' designed by: Arnold Lever, about 1941. (Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)Woman's scarf: 'But salvage your rubber,' designed by: Arnold Lever, English, 1944. (Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)From left to right: Woman's skirt and blouse, by Fashion Sport, 1945. Woman's utility dress, designed by Normal Hartnell, 1942. Women's dress, by Marylyn, 1945. (Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)3. Commemorative lace panel: 'The Battle of Britain,' designed by: Harry Cross, English, 1942-46. (Courtesy, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
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