The Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti? Pre-war romance!

Ferretti's no enemy of gauzy gauzy femininity any time, but loving the over-the-top Bloomsbury feel of this!

Okay, this openwork gardening apron verges on bizarre, but there were lots of these meta-garments all over the runways.

Absurdly romantic, a touch Laura Ashley - but so pretty.

This juxtaposition of hard and soft feels very Vanessa Bell-at-Charleston.

Made for a garden party - ideally one involving apple trees.

The embroidered detailing is another vintagey nod.

Simple and perfect.

Isadora Duncan could have danced in this gauzy number

The motoring veil almost distracted me from this rather odd, rather mod little mini.

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