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Stumbled upon these incredible images of couture fashion dolls with authentic period details presenting THE GOLDEN AGE of COUTURE – Pairs & London from 1947-57 at the V & A Museum.

Miss Lachasse was one of a collection of fashion dolls created for a touring exhibition to raise money for the Greater London Fund for the Blind. She was based on Virginia Woodford, the leading model at the Lachasse couture house in Mayfair.

Miss Lachasse wears top coat by Lachasse in Rankine Hamilton ‘Dream Touch’ tweed, London 1954. Her wardrobe shows the clothes a typical couture client would possess. It includes lingerie, accessories and jewellery, made specially by exclusive London companies such as Asprey. It also has what is thought to be the smallest pair of nylon stockings ever made.

Fine wool afternoon dress and leather belt; with brassiere, corset and suede gloves by Warners, nylon stockings by Aristoc, and leather handbag by Asprey. London, 1954. The Fashion Museum, Bath

Detail of a cocktail dress with embroidered label by Lachasse. London 1954. The Fashion Museum, Bath

Miss Lachasse wears formal evening gown by Lachasse in silk satin by Jacqmar; surrounded by her outfits and accessories.

Inspiration to continue the development of the VERRIER “Momoko” dolls as seen below in replication of prior designs made exclusively for Japan.

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