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Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 39: From One Runway to the Next
***It was World War II, and anything could happen. Like that one time Mainbocher’s fashion house designed uniforms so good that they were actually used in Navy recruitment, and then Lucien LeLong saved pretty much the entire Paris fashion industry–along with thousands of lives–from the Nazis, but still found time to marry a Russian princess.
Curiosity Shop Show Notes:
Links to research materials:
WWII Women’s Uniforms: Making WAVES in the Navy:
- WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAVES#Uniforms
- Uniform Identity: https://www.homefrontheroines.com/exhibits/uniform-identity/
- The WAVES of World War II: https://www.womenshistory.org/exhibits/waves-world-war-ii
- WAVES Uniform at the University of Minnesota: https://collection.goldstein.design.umn.edu/proficiowebmodule/JExhibit.aspx?rID=810&db=exhib&dir=GOLDSTEIN%3E%3E%3E%3E%3E%3E&from=ootw
- Waves & Spars – 1940s Uniform Fashion: https://glamourdaze.com/2018/05/waves-spars-1940s-uniform-fashion.html
- Mainbocher: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mainbocher
- Naval History and Heritage Command: WAVES: https://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/artifacts/uniforms-and-personal-equipment/uniforms0/waves.html
- “Military Chic”: WWII WAVES Uniforms: https://hamptonroadsnavalmuseum.blogspot.com/2013/07/military-chic-wwii-waves-uniforms.html?m=1
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