Sybil (nee Sassoon), Marchioness of Cholmondeley photographed by Cecil Beaton in the gardens at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, late 1920s

hotel-haute-societe: Sybil (nee Sassoon), Marchioness of Cholmondeley photographed by Cecil Beaton in the gardens at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, late

the style saloniste: Fabulous New Art and Decorative Arts Exhibit Opens in October in San Francisco #Home-Decor

the style saloniste: Fabulous New Art and Decorative Arts Exhibit Opens in October in San Francisco

This is one of many images of people on the phone I have got access to from my friend Richrd. They are pretty kitchy. What date would you put on this? 1915? More telephone shots to come.

Operator Molly with Telephone

A July 1922 La Gazette du Bon Ton fancy dress plate for a Victorian costume. Interestingly the placing of a bustled costume in a major fashion magazine may be more than just a passive suggestion for fancy dress. The major fashion houses in Paris participated in a rather desperate campaign to re-introduce long skirts and bustles to fashion in the years following World War I. A campaign which, obviously, entirely failed to take hold with real women.

yeoldefashion: “ A July 1922 La Gazette du Bon Ton fancy dress plate for a Victorian costume. Interestingly the placing of a bustled costume in a major fashion magazine may be more than just a passive.

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