Are you a dedicated fashion follower? Would you like to go shopping but are tired of those aching feet? Take a seat, relax those aching feet, and take a look at our unique fashion collectibles.
The Latest Thing is a collection of miniature mannequins, showing all the trends, styles, and fashions throughout history and the present day. They’re eminently collectible with sensational style and together make a unique collection of 20th Century fashion history. Exquisitely detailed, the fashion pieces are completed in a variety of finishes to create the atmosphere of the period.
In the centuries early years emphasis was on the ‘s’ shaped figures and tiny waists, however as the first World War approached and women went to work, clothes became looser. The ’20s bought the Jazz age and the ’30s saw the great day of haute couture. In the ’50s came fabulous fabrics and felinity, followed by the look of Carnaby Street that seemed to become the center of the universe. As the Millennium grew closer, women ‘did their own thing’ and no longer dressed to impress the opposite sex-rather they dressed to impress themselves.
The sense of history in the “Latest Thing” collection is very important in reminding us of earlier trend-setting times which we currently cherish today. The 1920’s and the 1930’s for example, were time periods where a lot of styles that are worn today originated from. Whichever fashion period you are interested, we have a collectible you and your family will enjoy generation after generation.
|Socialite: Circa 1930
The South of France became an international playground for the seriously rich as the new cult of sunbathing drew the leisurely ladies to the beaches of the Riviera. This was the start of the fashion for elegant ‘casuals’. In 1928 women had secured the right to vote, and to dress like a man in public was all the rage. Ladies were being encouraged by Chanel to wear loose and baggy trousers like this pair in Camel, but the pearls an turban-like head wear finished with satin ribbon, give a touch of femininity to the manly look and the belt re-emphasizes the waist, back at last in its natural position.
|After eight: Circa 1960
Step out for an all night elegance in this ultimate black dress. Perfect for dancing beneath the moon till breakfast at dawn, the figure hugging fabric creates a slender gamin look of cool elegance. A classic, refined style, this wonderfully understated dress needs only high chignon hairstyle, an outlandishly long cigarette holder, and sleek black gloves to turn every man’s head.
|Debutante: Circa 1989
Discreet and demure at first glance, this evening wear relies on a truly dramatic exit line. Their was still glitz at the Ritz in the late ’80s, wonderfully highlighted by the cascading waterfall of shimmering beads that pour from the neck to the floor at the back of this amazing outfit. The simple high neck and long gloves give nothing away of the visual impact to come as the wearer turns on her heel to a gasp of admiration from awe-struck admirers.
Dimensions: Approx. 7″
|Soiree: Circa 1934
The most daring innovation of the ’30s, this backless evening dress could only allow for the merest of under-garments. Soft folds and elegant styling combined in a heady mix of graceful glamour and the downright daring. The “V” shaped neck of this dress plunges almost to the waist and interest is heightened by the provocative bow which spreads at the back and falls in stylish folds to the floor