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Arnold, Janet (1932–1998), costume historian  

Santina M. Levey

Arnold, Janet (1932–1998), costume historian, was born on 6 October 1932 at Duncan House, Clifton Down Road, Bristol, the only child of Frederick Charles Arnold (1898–1976), ironmonger, and his wife, Adeline, née Jacob (1895–1985), a nurse, daughter of the Revd Thomas Jacob and his wife, ...

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Arnold, Janet (1932–1998)  

Maker: unknown photographer

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Janet Arnold (1932–1998) by unknown photographer © reserved; private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brooker [née Beacon], Daphne Elizabeth (1927–2012), model and fashion teacher  

Edwina Ehrman

Brooker [née Beacon], Daphne Elizabeth (1927–2012), model and fashion teacher, was born on 8 June 1927 at the Ormond Maternity Home, 29 Blantyre Street, Chelsea, London, the elder child and only daughter of Charles Beacon, chauffeur, and his wife, Mabel Elizabeth, née...

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Carter [née Fantl], Ernestine Marie (1906–1983), museum curator and writer on fashion  

Barbara Burman

Carter [née Fantl], Ernestine Marie (1906–1983), museum curator and writer on fashion, was born on 10 October 1906 in Savannah, Georgia, USA, the daughter of Siegfried Fantl. Carter was brought up in Savannah. She graduated from Wellesley College, Massachusetts, in 1927, where, remarkably for the time, she studied modern and contemporary art and design under the tutelage of ...

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Egerton [née Compton], Marianne Margaret, Viscountess Alford [known as Lady Marian Alford] (1817–1888), art patron and writer on needlework  

Virginia Surtees

Egerton [née Compton], Marianne Margaret, Viscountess Alford [known as Lady Marian Alford] (1817–1888), art patron and writer on needlework, was born on 21 June 1817 in the Casa del Pre, Naples; she lived with her parents in Rome from 1820 to 1830, mostly in the ...

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Marianne Margaret Egerton, Viscountess Alford (1817–1888) by unknown artist Belton House, The Brownlow Collection (The National Trust). Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Garland, Madge (1898–1990)  

Maker: Sir Cecil Beaton

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Madge Garland (1898–1990) by Sir Cecil Beaton, 1927 © Cecil Beaton Archive, Sotheby's; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Garland [née McHarg], Madge (1898–1990), fashion journalist and teacher  

Rebecca Arnold

Garland [née McHarg], Madge (1898–1990), fashion journalist and teacher, was born on 12 June 1898 in Melbourne, Australia, third child of Andrew McHarg, international shipper, and his wife, Henrietta Maria Aitkin. Brought up in St John's Wood in London, she was sent to the ...

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Ginsburg [née Blumstein], Madeleine Betty (1928–2020), dress historian and curator  

Cassie Davies-Strodder

Ginsburg [née Blumstein], Madeleine Betty (1928–2020), dress historian and curator, was born on 22 September 1928 in the maternity home at 174 Sutherland Avenue, Paddington, London, the only child of Charles Blumstein (1890–1938), then a produce broker, and his wife, ...

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Glynn, Prudence Loveday [married name Prudence Loveday Hennessy, Lady Windlesham] (1935–1986), fashion writer  

Anne Pimlott Baker

Glynn, Prudence Loveday [married name Prudence Loveday Hennessy, Lady Windlesham] (1935–1986), fashion writer, was born on 22 January 1935 at 34 Evelyn Gardens, Kensington, London, the youngest child in the family of two sons and two daughters of Lieutenant-Colonel Rupert Trevor Wallace Glynn...

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Hackenbroch, Yvonne Alix (1912–2012), museum curator and historian of jewellery  

Anthony Philips

Hackenbroch, Yvonne Alix (1912–2012), museum curator and historian of jewellery, was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on 27 April 1912, the second of three daughters of Zacharias Max Hackenbroch (1884–1937) and his wife, Clementine, née Schwarzschild (1888–1984). Her father was one of ...

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Martin, Leopold Charles (1817–1889), costume historian and numismatist  

Gordon Goodwin

revised by Annette Peach

Martin, Leopold Charles (1817–1889), costume historian and numismatist, was born on 6 December 1817, and was baptized on 7 January 1818 at St Mary Street, St Marylebone, Middlesex, the second son of John Martin (1789–1854), painter, and his wife, Susan. He was the godson of ...

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Moore, Doris Elizabeth Langley (1902–1989), writer on fashion and museum founder  

Anne Pimlott Baker

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Moore, Doris Elizabeth Langley (1902–1989), writer on fashion and museum founder, was born on 23 July 1902 in Liverpool, the second daughter in the family of three daughters and one son of Joseph Langley Levy, writer and newspaper editor, and his wife, Mabel Ada Rushden...

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Newton [née Pearce], Stella Mary (1901–2001)  

Maker: Tunbridge

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Stella Mary Newton (1901–2001) by Tunbridge, 1930s © Tunbridge

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Newton [née Pearce], Stella Mary (1901–2001), designer and dress historian  

Jane Bridgeman

Newton [née Pearce], Stella Mary (1901–2001), designer and dress historian, was born on 17 April 1901 at 33 Romola Road, Herne Hill, London, the only child of Henry James Pearce (1868–1935), printer's manager, and his wife, Georgiana Maria Wilkie, née Hoby (1870–1963)...

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Pemberton [married name Rowe], Muriel Alice (1909–1993), painter and teacher of fashion  

John Russell Taylor

Pemberton [married name Rowe], Muriel Alice (1909–1993), painter and teacher of fashion, was born Alice Muriel Pemberton on 8 September 1909 in Tunstall, Staffordshire, the second of five children (four daughters and one son) of Thomas Henry Pemberton (1871–1949), a photographer, and his wife, ...

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Thomson, William George (1865–1942), tapestry historian  

Wendy Hefford

Thomson, William George (1865–1942), tapestry historian, was born on 7 February 1865 at Roman Camp Gatehouse, Fochabers, Moray, Scotland, youngest of four children of James Thomson (d. 1875/6), head gamekeeper to the duke of Richmond at Gordon Castle, and Ellen (b...