Dresses at the Fashion on the Ration exhibition at the Imperial War Museum
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Imperial War Museum: How fashion survived WW2 rationing

As the second world war came to an end, continued rationing meant the task of making ends meet was a daily challenge.

Wartime restrictions covered clothes as well as food, and a new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London tells the story of how people managed to keep themselves looking smart, despite the shortages.

Jayne McCubbin went to see Fashion on the Ration.

  • 18 Mar 2015
  • From the section UK
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