PHOTO GALLERY: Fishnet Fashion
Picture a fancy gown worn by a top model, sold in the late 1930s at one of the most famous luxury department stores of the time. A handwritten note on the page, signed by Bergdorf Goodman, reads: “lovely, new and strange.” Strange indeed, the gown was created out of real fishnet, produced at a company known across the globe, headquartered in North Truro. Cape Cod Fish Net Industries started in 1935, and at its height employed close to 50 women who turned cloth net into the height of fashion. You can read about this remarkable company and piece of Cape Cod history in our Charting the Past section. Photos courtesy Diana Worthington and The Highland House Museum in Truro
This fishnet evening gown was the height of fashion in the 1930s, would look fine on a runway today.
Fishnet gloves and mittens, and a lacquered hat too. .
John and "Tiny" Worthington kept virtually the entire town of Truro working during the Depression.
Captured in these images is Tiny as a young woman, middle right, and the Duchess of Kent, lower left, who helped the fishnet craze catch on.
Head scarves and headbands, kissed by the sun and sand.
Cape Cod Fish Net Industries, known across the globe, was based in the tiny town of Truro.