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Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street StyleGas-mask handbags, blackout buttons and siren suits are not items considered fashionable today but in post-war Britain these were the sort of things that passed for the very latest innovations in fashion. On display in Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style, an Imperial War Museum exhibition about coping in the face of adversity, these items are just some of the 300 exhibits which show how fashion and style were maintained and even flourished during the Second World War. Divided into six sections, the exhibition looks at uniform, innovative and rationing - when 'Make do and Mend' became the motto for making clothes last longer. Items on display include a bridesmaid's dress made from parachute material and an underwear set made from RAF silk maps for Countess Mountbatten.

 

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The IWM London, the flagship Imperial War Museum which offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life is like for both citizens and soldiers in times of conflict, re-opened on 19th July 2014 with a dramatic new atrium space by Fosters + Partners, and new permanent First World War Galleries, a highlight of which is a trench complete with periscopes, sounds and projections recreating what life was like behind the front line on the Western Front. More about IWM London (Imperial War Museums)

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Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style  Air Raid Wardens Wanted by Cecil Beaton, copyright IWM  

   
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