Elderly widows often stayed in mourning attire for the rest of their own lives. Here she composed a short-sleeved dress in matt black crepe. Dispo's paper dresses were actually made out of a bonded cellulose fibre and could be washed. Ossie Clark was one of Britain's most influential fashion designers of the s and s. Seams that take strain and might rub are lined and reinforced with black cotton, and buttons are backed with cotton.
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This smoking jacket and matching trousers appear to have been made out of handkerchief silk as the pattern is not continuous. Sign up to browse over million imagesvideo clips, and music tracks. Lady Templer was the wife of the British High Commissioner to Malaya, and required an extensive wardrobe for the many formal dinners and state functions that she had to attend. Moyer The label in this little black dress simply reads 'Lord and Taylor'. Evening mini-dress Paco Rabanne born Paris Plastic pailletes joined with metal wire Museum no.