“Will It Come to This?”

Heavens to Betsy, we hope not:


From Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts: The cover of the British edition of Vogue, January 1941. Despite Vogue’s optimism about Utility clothing, stockings made of any material were in short supply during and after the war. Tales are well known of women drawing lines up the backs of their legs with an eye pencil, and slacks became an acceptable and practical alternative for millions of women in the 1940s. Vogue continued to be published in Britain throughout the war years, even enduring the bombing of its offices during the Blitz.

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1 Response to “Will It Come to This?”

  1. PatrikD says:

    Ouch – typos, typos!

    “draing linkes”
    “millions of woen”

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