The history of British fashion: a style image gallery

Browse our image gallery of British style or buy our latest issue to read the full feature on the history of British fashion, its top designers and style icons, with one eye on this year’s Season

Audrey Hepburn in classic Ascot attire in My Fair Lady. Image credit: Cineclassico/Alamy.

In our latest issue, with one eye on this year’s Season, we look at the history of British fashion, its top designers and style icons, plus how to dress to impress this summer.

Style icon Audrey Hepburn. Image credit: Cineclassico/Alamy.
An evening dress by Charles Frederick Worth, 1883. Printed silk moire, faille, lace. Image credit: Irving Solero/Chicago History Museum.
Twiggy modelling in January 1968. Image credit: Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy.
Blackout accessories for sale during WWII. Image credit: IWM.
Princess Diana, Princess of Wales at the Guildhall in London for a fashion show. Image credit: 1982 Georges DeKeerle.
Vivienne Westwood walks the runway at the Vivienne Westwood Red Label show during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/16. Image credit: 2015 Mike Marsland.
A grey silk organdie evening dress with pink and white floral embroidery worn by The Queen for a banquet at the Nova Scotia Hotel, Halifax during her 45 day tour of canada. The dress is part of the Queens Working Wardrobe: Memories of Royal Occasions 1945-1972 on show at Kensington Palace from 23rd July for one year. Image credit: SWNS Group.
A bridesmaid dress made from parachute silk (1918). Image credit: IWM.
The Metropolitan Museums’s Costume Institute’s Punk – Chaos to Couture exhibition, examining punk’s impact on high fashion from the movements birth in the 1970’s through it’s continuing influence today. Image credit: Scott Houston/Alamy.

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