James Laver
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"James Laver, Order of the British Empire/CBE, FRSA" was an English author, critic, art historian, and museum curator who acted as Keeper of Prints, Drawings and Paintings for the Victoria and Albert Museum between 1938 and 1959. He was also an important and pioneering fashion historian described as "the man in England who made the study of costume respectable".Gibbs-Smith, Charles, Obituary in Costume (Journal of the Costume Society) no 10 (1976)

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During the summer, nearly every area of the country is normally subject to periods of extreme heat, wetness, or dryness. Summer weather patterns over the continental U.S. are more difficult to forecast than those in the winter season because they are not strongly tied to a climate indicator, such as an El Nino or La Nina.

Poor Englishwomen! When it comes to their clothes-well, the French reaction is a shrug, the Italian reaction a spreading of the hands and a lifting of the eyes and the American reaction simply one of amused contempt.