WWII Artful Accessories in Paris


Yesterday an exhibit with over 300 fashion accessories from 1940-1944 opened at the Mémorial du Marechal Leclerc de Hauteclocque et de la Libération in Paris. The show celebrates the creativity in fashion born out of wartime material restrictions and world turmoil. It features homemade objects to couture and even some accessories that have a double wartime purpose; obviously nothing is more glamorous and sexy than espionage. If you are in Paris before November 19th, be sure to stop by the exhibit and see how the WWII fashion world kept our Riveting Rosies chic in the factories and on the streets.


Below, enjoy some wartime fashion and a touch of machinery etiquette from a 1943 issue of Click magazine:


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