Fashion Museum – Lady Ottoline Morrell

Ottoline Morrell was an important figure in the arts in Britain in the early 1900s; she was well-connected and knew painters, writers, regularly and inviting them to stay with her in her house at Garsington in Oxfordshire.

She was noted for her striking visual appearance; much of this was down to the bohemian style of clothes that she wore.

Image: yellow evening gown displayed on a figure; the silk dress has purple embroidery detail and a tassle at the side, the sleeves are full and the neckline is square

Lady Ottoline was photographed wearing this dress in 1928 by Cecil Beaton for Vogue magazine.