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June 1921 While the editor firmly assures readers that "the cape continues its triumphant progress", she also urges them to invest in hats and dresses this June, in particular those made of handkerchief linen. "A mode may be simple and yet not subdued," she says.


November 1919 'The new silhouette', as it has been exemplified by the collections, is so varied & so individual that it is impossible to speak of it in the singular," we are told, as fur (be it beaver, chinchilla skunk, mole, seal or squirrel), is hailed as the winter must-have and jumpers are also a considered a wardrobe staple.


Elspeth Champcommunal with Fiona (née Campbell-Walter), Baroness Thyssen and one other fashion model by Norman Parkinson


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December 1917 Couturiers such as Premet and Lanvin are credited with making "the Parisienne's frocks with that same war-time simplicity that nowadays invariably characterizes her street costumes", "tunics and coats are long this season; and rabbit fur is very short – it's been clipped, in fact," and "not since Victorian days has the muffling scarf of wool been so honoured a member of the mode; it even forms an integral part of the coat".