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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