Fashion salutes the strong feminine spirit of the 1940s

The latest pre-collections salute the poised elegance of the decade. Styling by Millicent Simon. Photography by Rachel Weiss

MM6 polyester-mix and velvet blazer, £515, and polyester-mix trousers, £370
MM6 polyester-mix and velvet blazer, £515, and polyester-mix trousers, £370
Joseph suede Riga jacket, £1,095, matching Hiro trousers, £1,195, and viscose cady Todd rollneck top, £295. Versace leather boots, about £975
Joseph suede Riga jacket, £1,095, matching Hiro trousers, £1,195, and viscose cady Todd rollneck top, £295. Versace leather boots, about £975
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Louis Vuitton wool/silk coat, £2,750, wool/mohair and leather coat, £2,630, cotton oversized shirt, £700, and calfskin boots, £950. Repossi rose gold and diamond Serti Sur Vide ear cuff, price on request
Louis Vuitton wool/silk coat, £2,750, wool/mohair and leather coat, £2,630, cotton oversized shirt, £700, and calfskin boots, £950. Repossi rose gold and diamond Serti Sur Vide ear cuff, price on request
Christopher Kane cotton poplin shirt, £475. Mulberry wool Harriet trousers, £820. Vintage corset, stylist’s own
Christopher Kane cotton poplin shirt, £475. Mulberry wool Harriet trousers, £820. Vintage corset, stylist’s own
Nina Ricci embossed polyurethane coat, about £2,600.  Emporio Armani wool jacket, £690, and matching trousers, £560
Nina Ricci embossed polyurethane coat, about £2,600. Emporio Armani wool jacket, £690, and matching trousers, £560
Raquel Allegra cashmere jumper, £590. Moschino cotton-mix corset, £1,099. Chloé wool/cotton drill trousers, £580. Miu Miu studded leather shoes, £580. Repossi rose gold and diamond Antifer ring, price on request
Raquel Allegra cashmere jumper, £590. Moschino cotton-mix corset, £1,099. Chloé wool/cotton drill trousers, £580. Miu Miu studded leather shoes, £580. Repossi rose gold and diamond Antifer ring, price on request
Alexander McQueen leather jacket, £3,275, silk jersey skirt, £3,275, and leather corset belt, £1,245. Versace leather boots, about £975
Alexander McQueen leather jacket, £3,275, silk jersey skirt, £3,275, and leather corset belt, £1,245. Versace leather boots, about £975
Chloé cotton-mix pinafore trousers, £750, and wool jersey top, £750
Chloé cotton-mix pinafore trousers, £750, and wool jersey top, £750
Stella McCartney wool coat, £1,260. Natasha Zinko denim jeans, £702. Tomas Maier leather shoes, £565. Dinny Hall gold vermeil earrings, £300
Stella McCartney wool coat, £1,260. Natasha Zinko denim jeans, £702. Tomas Maier leather shoes, £565. Dinny Hall gold vermeil earrings, £300
Miu Miu mohair jumper, £595, and studded leather shoes, £580. Coach wool trousers, similar styles available from £495. Dinny Hall gold vermeil earrings, £300
Miu Miu mohair jumper, £595, and studded leather shoes, £580. Coach wool trousers, similar styles available from £495. Dinny Hall gold vermeil earrings, £300
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