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“Beauty and the Blitz” Talk at the London Transport Museum

There has a growth of interest in old-fashion beauty techniques and styles, and as we apparently enter a new age of austerity, it looks as if more of us may want to look back at how things were done in the past. An upcoming talk at the London Transport Museum, entitled “Beauty and the Blitz” should provide some inspiration.

The talk looks at the period during and after World War II when rationing was in place, which meant that everyone had to tighten their belts and do more with less (sounds familiar?). Despite strict regulations, people still took pride in their appearances, but had to be more creative. The talk will archive propaganda film footage of the make-do-and-mend campaign, and will show how the Second World War and the utility style made fashion more accessible to the masses.

The talk is at 18.30 on 7th December at the London Transport Museum and costs £8 per ticket for adults. Full details on the London Transport Museum website.