In December 1962, Allan Hailstone took these photographs of London department store window displays. If the 1960s were all about the swinging, Liberty department store on Regent’s Street seemed the exception to the rule. A short walk away, living mannequins stripped in Carnaby Street store windows, but Liberty maintained a demure frontage. Hemlines were low. Knitting was a popular go-ahead sport. Drapes matched plates. Pearls and dinner suits were evident. The one cultural oddity is the golliwog, hanging among the baby clothes.
Via Allan Hailstone