100 years of East London style in 100 seconds. Sept 13th 1911 - Sept 13th 2011.
Formalwear via 1919
“Lace Captures Mid-Summer Fancy” with these dresses from the July 1925 edition of Pictorial Review.
This lovely 1918 beaded crepe party dress shows the very beginnings of the flapper fashions of the 1920s.
The Kind of Overcoats You Want, c. 1916. Source: NYPL
Anthony Andrews depicting class in adversity as Lord Sebastian Flyte. Great color coordination and appropriate outfit for the country house.
(Yes, it’s a contrast of portraying class in adversity versus my previous post showing no-class in a trivial matter.)
As cousin Jasper said,
Clothes. Dress as you do in a country house. Never wear a tweed coat and flannel trousers — always a suit. And go to a London tailor; you get better cut and longer credit.
Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews portray Evelyn Waugh’s Charles Ryder and Lord Sebastian Flyte exactly, unlike the later movie remake, which bears only a passing resemblance to Waugh’s work.
Just because one is dying, there’s no reason to dress down or drink bad champagne.
By the way, Edward and I are back home, and have much to share. :-) I do hope we have time to post all the new things we’ve read!
The original 1981 production was so influential that it had all of America wearing cricket sweaters and vintage linen vests—and even eventually inspired Marc Jacobs’ seminal spring 2005 Louis Vuitton men’s collection, which included an LV teddy bear.
Jeanne Lanvin tuxedo ca. 1927 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Day wear, winter 1930.