LONDON SOCIETY FASHION 1905-1925

THE WARDROBE OF HEATHER FIRBANCK

Cassie Davies-Strodder, Jenny Lister, Lou Taylor
Victoria & Albert Museum
2015
ISBN 9781851778317
Hardcover
160 pages
Language: English

Disponibilità: Disponibile

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Downton Abbey–era fashion is explored through the life and extensive wardrobe of real-life Edwardian London socialite Heather Firbank (1888–1954), whose treasures, bought from the world’s leading couturiers and the very best dressmakers and tailors in London, were gifted to the V&A after her death. The collection forms an invaluable record of a stylish and wealthy woman’s taste from about 1905 to 1920, and actually served as inspiration to Downton Abbey’s Emmy Award–winning costume designer, Susannah Buxton. Beautifully illustrated with new photography of Firbank’s evening gowns, tailored suits, and hats, the book also features contemporary photographs and pages from Firbank’s own fashion cuttings albums.