folder 1 - Amies-Cavanagh, 1955

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Amies-Cavanagh, 1955


  • 1955 (Creation)

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Hardy Amies (1909-2003) was an English fashion designer. From 1952 to 1989, Aimes served as official dressmaker to Queen Elizabeth II. Aimes's fashion house was known for its classic, tailored post-war designs.

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John Cavanagh (1914-2003) was an Irish couturier who dressed members of the British Royal Family. He was a member of the Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers and worked as design assistant to Pierre Balmain before opening his own fashion house in 1952.

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Richard Dormer was a fashion photographer active during the second half of the 20th century. His photos appeared in many publications including Harper's Bazaar and Vogue.

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This series is comprised of 2 black and white photographs.

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