About the Savoy Ball
About The Savoy Ball
3 live bands, top swing DJs!
Dancing til 2am
Vintage - what to wear, fashion, vintage stalls, 1940s photographer
Amazing period ballroom!
Ticket prices and on-line booking
Vintage Attire
The Dress Code for The Savoy Ball is "Vintage - or Black Tie/Evening Dress". Basically this means "please make an effort" - it really does help make the evening very special!

Lady with flower in her hair Guys with hats From Vintage ball gowns, top hat and tails, full Zoot Suits to period civilian clothes or allied uniforms, through to modern Dinner Jackets and evening dress - all styles and tastes are usually represented - and most welcome.

We are not looking for "fancy dress" - we are looking for an authentic, period look alongside a contemporary smart look for those who don't have or would rather not go for vintage. If you don't think "vintage", please think "Sunday best"!

Denim, t-shirts and trainers are strictly off-limits and will be refused admission

London has a range of outlets supplying period clothes, and there are many on-line resources too - there are some suggestions below. Recent contemporary high-street fashion has been very much influenced by the 1920s, 1930s, 40s and 50s so you might well find something appropriate in your local store.

Vintage Stalls at the Ball
Look out for the vintage stalls at the ball, selling vintage and reproduction accessories, shoes, trinkets, hats and more - great fun to browse or pick up that something you've been searching for!

Hair Stylist
Vintage Hairstyling supplied by Powder Puffs and Pin Curls.

Powder Puffs and Pin CurlsJessica Hoyle will be on hand in the foyer on the day to give you an up-do, pin curl or vintage waves - that vintage hairstyle makeover that every girl desires!

After school Jessica attended art college and gained a national diploma in design for theatre, TV, film, prop design, costumes and make-up.   Her love of all things vintage brings her to the Savoy Ball, where she will be adorning you with beautiful vintage locks. Based in East London Powderpuffs and Pincurls can be found by calling Jessica on 07852 425546 or emailing powderpuffsandpincurls@hotmail.co.ukhttp://www.powderpuffsandpincurls.co.uk/

15 minute sessions can be pre-booked prior to the ball - please book soon as appointments go quickly.  All sessions cost £15 and are payable to Jessica on the night.  Please contact Maxine at maxine2014@savoyball.com to make a booking, with your ideal time slot.  Bookings start from 6.30pm (before doors) until 10pm, so be quick!

Useful Places
Useful Places - Vintage Stores - London
We are currently compiling an up-to-date list of Vintage outlets in the London area - if you would like yours, or one you know of, to appear here, please do let us know and we will happily list it!

Here are a few shops that we've used ourselves
RADIO DAYS - 87 Lower Marsh Waterloo London SE1 7AB - http://www.radiodaysvintage.co.uk
OLD HAT - 66 Fulham High Street London SW6 3LQ
JOHNSON'S SHOES - 36 Taylor Rd Wallington Surrey SM6 0AX
REVIVAL RETRO - The Revival Retro Boutique 2.11 Kingly Court London W1B 5PW
FEVER LONDON - 52 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8ED / 32 Old Town, Clapham, London, SW4 0LB

Useful Websites - On-line Vintage Stores/Services
Vintage Secret
Annie's Vintage
Absolute Vintage
Beyond Retro
Rusty Zipper Vintage Clothing

Useful Websites - General info.
The Vintage Guide To London

Useful Websites - Images

Useful Websites - Books
Everyday fashions of the 30s
The 1930s (Fashion Sourcebooks)
Everyday fashions of the 40s
The 1940s (Fashion Sourcebooks)

Vintage TV
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