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The Grande Dame of the Glossies: how Fleet Street pioneer Phyllis Digby Morton shook up women's magazines in the ... - Daily Mail

Phyllis Digby Morton was a pioneer – a ground-breaking female journalist in an era when Fleet Street was dominated by men. Appointed as editor of a new women's magazine in 1930 when she was only 29, she launched an innovative advice column dealing with ...

Fundy Mist of Pubnico wins Jumbo Lobster Contest in Digby with a 20-pounder - Yarmouth County Vanguard

DIGBY – Kevin D'Eon of the Fundy Mist from Pubnico landed the biggest-ever lobster entered in the Lobster Bash Jumbo Lobster contest in Digby. David Morton holds up a 20-pound lobster caught by Kevin D'Eon of the Fundy Mist of Pubnico. That's the 2015 ...

Felicity Green: the fashion journalist made in Dagenham and revered on Fleet Street - Telegraph.co.uk

It was Digby Morton who was the Professor Higgins to Green's Eliza. "She took me from Dagenham to Mayfair - not literally, as I still travelled to work via 18 stops on the District Line." Green's first fashion story, after an apprenticeship of office ...

Tailor's Tale: Fashion's forgotten man, Digby Morton - Irish Independent

Not all designers could make the transition but Morton had great success. He always said that he felt constrained by couture, and that his real design career began when he started designing clothes for the average woman. His first success in America ...

Utility Dress by Tara Starlet - Retro To Go

Utility Clothing was introduced towards the end of 1941 by the British government to cope with the short supply of fabric. The Incorporated Society of Fashion Designers, lead by the likes of Norman Hartnell, Digby Morton and Hardy Amies, created over ...

Dior redraws the feminine - Sydney Morning Herald

In the grim middle year of World War II, long before the name Christian Dior meant anything to you or me or the trophy wives, aristocrats and royalty who later would embrace him, another legendary figure, photographer Cecil Beaton, posed a model among ...

Henry Digby Morton was an Irish fashion designer and among the leading names of British couture in the period from 1930-50. He was also among the pioneers of ready-to-wear fashions in the 1950s. Successful on both sides of the Atlantic, he redefined women's suits and tailoring, earned himself the moniker 'Daring Digby' for his US fashion venture and helped to establish the Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers, an early forerunner of the British Fashion Council.

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Digby Morton, 1949
Born Henry Digby Morton
(1906-11-27)November 27, 1906
Dublin
Died 5 December 1983
London
Occupation Fashion designer
Notable credit(s) Aberfoyle International Fashion award, New York, 1956

Henry Digby Morton (1906–1983) was an Irish fashion designer and among the leading names of British couture in the period from 1930-50. He was also among the pioneers of ready-to-wear fashions in the 1950s. Successful on both sides of the Atlantic, he redefined women's suits and tailoring, earned himself the moniker 'Daring Digby' for his US fashion venture and helped to establish the Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers, an early forerunner of the British Fashion Council.

His contemporary Hardy Amies said of Morton: "[His] philosophy was to transform the suit from the strict tailleur, or the ordinary country tweed suit with its straight up and down lines, uncompromising and fit only for the moors, into an intricately cut and carefully designed garment that was so fashionable that it could be worn with confidence at the Ritz".

Digby Morton checked jacket and dress ensemble from 1948-9, part of the Victoria and Albert Museum archive