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Design for a Cruise Wardrobe in 1947

Design for a Cruise Wardrobe in 1947

The first postwar cruise ships with their spacious cabins signaled no return to the painless light-happy wardrobes of 1939.

The fashion point of view, like everything during the long hiatus in travel, had changed. Modern travelers in 1947 were thinking in terms of versatility and packability into a single suitcase.

Here are images of all the elements for a cruise wardrobe from 4 days to 40 days.

The designer’s first thought was to commemorate on a simple, workable color scheme in several fabric variations.

The fabrics for the wardrobe include jersey, tweed, and a crisp white Panama cloth of wool and rayon.