Miss Virginia Lachasse - A Couture Doll
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Miss Lachasse was one of a collection of fashion dolls created for a touring exhibition to raise money for the Greater London Fund for the Blind. She was based on Virginia Woodford, the leading model at the Lachasse couture house in Mayfair.
Her wardrobe shows the clothes a typical couture client would possess. It includes lingerie, accessories and jewellery, made specially by exclusive London companies such as Asprey. It also has what is thought to be the smallest pair of nylon stockings ever made.
The Théâtre de la Mode dolls of 1945-6 functioned as ambassadors for French couture in their world-wide tour after the war. Miss Lachasse, with her equally exquisite miniaturisation of fashionable dress, shows London's skills.
Miss Lachasse wears top coat by Lachasse
Lachasse (established 1928)
Doll: plaster and wood with painted wax head and wig by Steiner
Top coat: by Lachasse in Rankine Hamilton Dream Touch tweed
The Fashion Museum, Bath and North East Somerset Council