London Society Fashion 1905–1925: The Wardrobe of Heather Firbank
Released! 05/05/2015
London Society Fashion 1905–1925: The Wardrobe of Heather Firbank
by Cassie Davies-Strodder
Hardcover

Downton Abbey–era fashion is explored through the life and extensive wardrobe of real-life Edwardian London socialite Heather Firbank (1888–1954), whose treasures, bought from the world’s leading couturiers and the very best dressmakers and tailors in London, were gifted to the V&A after her death. The collection forms an invaluable record of a stylish and wealthy woman’s taste from about 1905 to 1920, and actually served as inspiration to Downton Abbey’s Emmy Award–winning... read more