The elegance and glamour of the 1950s is captured in this former exhibition exploring the life of one of the top British models of the era, Liverpool-born June Duncan.
June was born in the Liverpool suburb of Mossley Hill in 1924 and went on to model clothes for all the major couture houses in London and Paris. In the 1950s she appeared regularly in the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair and Tatler.
The exhibition encapsulates June’s rise from a child actor on stage at Liverpool’s Empire and Playhouse theatres, to wartime service in the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRENS) to cover girl.
The exhibition also features effortlessly stylish 1950s evening dresses and accessories from National Museums Liverpool’s decorative arts collection, similar to some of those seen in the photographs.