Friday, April 04, 2008

Beatrice Beckett, Sir Anthony Eden, 1923

The future British Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden in 1923. Head dresses were wired shape. Satin shoes and pearl detailling usually completed a bride's outfit.

Scanned from the book "Decades of Fashion".

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6 comments:

Jillian said...

Wow, such a pretty image. This is my new favorite blog. I just found you today and I love it. :)

Mariana said...

Hi, Jillian, thanks for all your comments! I still have plenty more beautiful images to share, stay tuned. :)

AnastasiaC said...

just gorgeous - love the 1920's...i read about Clarrisa in the 'Mitford girls' book...

Mariana said...

And isn't her wedding dress gorgeous? I hate the modern strapless ones.

Anonymous said...

I believe the caption is incorrect. This is not the wedding of Clarissa Eden née Spencer-Churchill and Sir Anthony Eden. Clarissa was 23 years junior to Sir Anthony and was his second wife - they married in 1952. Depicted here is, I believe, the wedding of Anthony Eden and his first wife, Beatrice née Beckett. They were married in 1923 and divorced in 1950.

Mariana said...

Thanks for the heads-up. This book is chock full of inecuracies, it seems the publishers just couldn't be bothered to check anything. Some great photos, but very unreliable information! Thanks again.

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