Norman Parkinson Archive

Peabody Trust Buildings

London, United Kingdom, 1950

Peabody Trust Buildings, London, United Kingdom, 1950
‘The suit you wear any morning anywhere. Plain jacket, pleated skirt, in brown, beige, black mixture: £7 17s. 6d. Simpson. Scott's brown felt cloche, 49s. 9d. (in Gt. Britain). Liberty's silk twill scarf, an almost perfect "export reject," 20s. 3d. Blond leather handbag with detachable straps: £3 7s. 6d. Russell and Bromley. Leather-bound canvas carry-all 53s. 6d. Dickins and Jones. Tan leather walking shoes, 50s.: Lilley and Skinner. Brown wool gloves, 4s. 9d. at Harrods’. Wenda Parkinson photographed for Vogue at the Peabody Trust Buildings on the Fulham Road, London. Her outfit is the equivalent of a year’s supply of post-war clothing rations.

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Silver gelatin print
Size: 31 × 43 cm | 12.2 × 16.9 in


London, United Kingdom, 1950

Publication

British Vogue

Decade

1950s

Category

Fashion

Model

Wenda Parkinson

Designer

Simpsons