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December 16, 2009

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Inky

lovely! what a beautiful example and absolutely stylish.

Ingrid Mida

This summer I saw a fascinating exhibition of Paris wartime fashion in accessories at the Musee Jean Moulin. There were amazing examples of war-time ingenuity on display including purses and shoes made out of cardboard and even a hat made out of wood shavings. Perhaps deprivation forces people to be more creative.

Rachel

Ingrid, I remember reading about that exhibition! It sounded fascinating. I wasn't able to find any images online, which is too bad, as I would love to see the objects, especially of the hat you mention.

You make a good point about deprivation forcing creativity and I tend to agree. When you can't rely on access to "easy" glamour (luxurious fabrics, trims, etc.) you are forced to rethink the creative value of the more mundane objects around you.

Rachel

Petite Main, those are some fantastic photos! Thanks so much for posting the link. Readers, be sure to click on the link, as it will take you to a blog posting with images of the recent WWII fashion exhibit in Paris.

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