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Title Three students having their hair styled
Collection London College of Fashion - College Archive
Artist Photographer unknown
Creator Corporate Name Barrett Street school
Date 1922 - 1923
Description Inscription in blue ink in lower left corner reads: “1922-3” Trade overalls Notes in the archive indicate that, from the 1915 inception of the Trade School for Girls at Barrett Street, pupils wore trade overalls that reflected their area of study. From the photographic archive, the following convention seems to have been followed up until the mid-1930s, with some possible exceptions for hairdressing students during the early years of the school: · Dressmaking students - wore white overalls with red and green embroidery. · Embroidery junior students - wore white overalls with collars embroidered in orange and gold · Embroidery senior students - wore white overalls with embroidered monograms · Tailoring students - wore blue overalls (these appear dark in the black and white archive images) · Hairdressing junior students - wore short sleeved overalls with black and white embroidered collars · Hairdressing senior students - wore plain white overalls During this period, overalls may also have been characterised by the cut of the neckline: round necks for embroidery students, square necks for dressmaking students. This differentiation is at times seemingly inconsistent in the photographic archive, although it has been reported by at least one historian who has studied the history of the London trade schools. Around the early to mid 1930s, trade overalls for students were changed to wrap around garments. No uniforms were required for mature evening students of any period.
Cultural Context English
Id Number Current Repository LCF0310
Location Current Repository London College of Fashion
Location Former Repository Trade School for Girls
Subject Hairdressing: women´s hairdressing class, hairstyling, hair curler, mirror, female students, trade overalls, uniforms, headdress, headband, marcel iron
Measurements 158 x 108 millimetres
Relation Old see other works of women’s hairdressing class
Rights Owner London College of Fashion
Style Period 1920s
Technique photography
Work Type photograph



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