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Artificial Silk: Artificial silk was introduced during the 1920s and 30s and was the first artificial fabric that was used in clothing. After a short period of being known as "artificial silk," the name was changed to Rayon, since it seemed that consumers did not want to wear anything that was seen as "artificial."

Artificial Silk: Artificial silk was introduced during the 1920s and 30s and was the first artificial fabric that was used in clothing. After a short period of being known as "artificial silk," the name was changed to Rayon, since it seemed that consumers did not want to wear anything that was seen as "artificial."

The Teddy Boys created the first truly independent fashions for young people. they were working class British adolescents that adopted styles from menswear: longer jackets, cuffed sleeves, waistcoats. well-cut narrow trousers, and high turned back lapels.

The Teddy Boys created the first truly independent fashions for young people. they were working class British adolescents that adopted styles from menswear: longer jackets, cuffed sleeves, waistcoats. well-cut narrow trousers, and high turned back lapels.

Madeleine Vionnet, French, 1876-1975  Dress, 1922   Silk crepe georgette with lamé edging

Madeleine Vionnet, French, 1876-1975 Dress, 1922 Silk crepe georgette with lamé edging

Evening dress by Madeleine Vionnet,  France, 1930. Silk velvet with pink and purple chiffon streamers.

Evening dress by Madeleine Vionnet, France, 1930. Silk velvet with pink and purple chiffon streamers.

Dress, Dinner  Madame Grès (Alix Barton)  (French, Paris 1903–1993 Var region)  Date: ca. 1939

Dress, Dinner Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, Paris 1903–1993 Var region) Date: ca. 1939

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Limitations Order L-85 or the "L-85 Regulations" were guidelines that were passed during WWII that restricted the quantity of cloth that could be used in clothing.These codes limited certain fabrics, dyes, shoes, styles, and other fashion items that could be worn/used during this period to ration for the war effort.

Limitations Order L-85 or the "L-85 Regulations" were guidelines that were passed during WWII that restricted the quantity of cloth that could be used in clothing.These codes limited certain fabrics, dyes, shoes, styles, and other fashion items that could be worn/used during this period to ration for the war effort.

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