Art & Sculptures

Legs in the limelight, Vogue Studio, London, England 1941


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The ‘Legs in the Limelight’ feature urged women to be careful with their use of stockings and to opt for more sturdy leg wear, suggesting coloured thicker tights be worn in the countryside and unladdering beige lisle in the town. The caption that accompanied this image reinforces the message: ‘These legs, curiously dramatic, are determined to steal the show. The stockings are ribbed lisle in a ripe burgundy, to harmonise with the wine-coloured plaiting on the navy calf shoes.’ It the urges the reader to also ‘note the taffeta petticoat’. Published in British Vogue, August 1941, P49.

Matted C-type digital print made from digital file sourced from Lee Miller’s original negative. 

Image size: 19cm(h) x 20cm(w)
Paper size: 22.5cm(h) x 20.4cm(w)
Mount Size: 35cm(h) x 28cm(w)