Join UK author Tracy Borman as we peek behind closed doors to explore the private lives, loves and scandals of the most celebrated royal dynasty in history.
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Sartorially, the ‘40s were more challenging and creative than most decades: World War 2 brought clothing restrictions and took the menfolk away to fight. It brought ‘Siren Suits’ and utilitarian fashion. Separates and trousers became every-day items for women who tied their long hair up in scarves and snoods. ‘Make do and mend’ was all the rage, as women innovated what they could find into the latest fashions, repurposing war materials like parachutes and maps into wedding trousseaus.
Excess and extravagance were frowned upon but glamour was still a necessity, to give ‘our boys’ something to return home to, and to inspire the women working the stations in their absence. Wearing red lipstick was even framed as your ‘patriot duty’.
Wednesday 21 April, 7pm-8pm
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