THE 1940's LADY
You could see it as a make-do-and-mend reaction to the economic crisis. Or you could see it as simply beautiful investment clothes at a time when women need some convincing to shop.
Either way, the 40s featured in some of the seasons best collections. From boiled wool coats at Prada with back-to-the-land waders, to sophisticated nipped-waist skirt suits at Dior, this is the last word in grown-up and ladylike chic. Lanvin and Miu Miu give the look sex appeal, with fur stoles draped across the body, sheer blouses and clever embellishments, while the luxe floor-length satin dresses at Hermes are pure old school Hollywood.
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