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Imagine stepping into someone elses shoes. Walking back in time a century ago- which shoes would they be? A pair of silk sensations costing thousands of pounds designed by Yantonnay of Paris or wooden clogs with metal cleats that spark on the cobbles of a factory yard? Will your shoes be heavy with mud from trudging along duckboards between the tents of a frontline hospital... or stuck with tufts of turf from a football pitch? Will you be cloaked in green and purple- brandishing a Votes for Women banner or will you be the height of respectability- restricted by your thigh-length corset? Great War Fashion opens the womans wardrobe in the years before the outbreak of war to explore the real woman behind the stiff- mono-bosomed ideal of the Edwardian Society lady draped in gossamer gowns- and closes it on a new breed of women who have donned trousers and overalls to feed the nations guns in munitions factories and who- clad in mourning- have loved and lost a whole generation of men. The journey through Great War Fashion is not just about the changing clothes and fashions of the war years- but much more than that - it is a journey into the lives of the women who lived under the shadow of war and were irrevocably changed by it. At times- laugh-out-loud funny and at others- bringing you to tears- Lucy Adlington paints a unique portrait of an inspiring generation of women- brought to life in rare and stunning images....
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