1930s Gore Skirt
Social Season, 1937.
Last week it was Glorious Greenwood, “a garden party with racing tacked on,” as Edward VII put it; you wore a floral dress and hat, of course.
Now, a short trot down to the Isle of Wight for Cowes Week, oldest regatta in the world.
The Commodore has just reacquired the long-lost Queen’s Cup trophy from a Cardiff pawn shop, and you’ve been invited to present it with him on the first day of racing.
This is the skirt you’ll have on in the Tatler photos. Posh fabric and style, quite at home in the Royal Southampton Yacht Club.
1930s Gore Skirt (No. 1825), made of a silk/linen blend with great luster and drape, acetate-lined. Low-calf length. Nautical striped ribbon belt. Ten topstitched gores to swirl and catch the breeze off the water.
Depression? What Depression? Imported.