The Great War: Women and Fashion in a World Transformed
July 24, 2014 - July 5, 2015
Increasingly called to work and contribute in numerous ways to the war effort, women made great strides towards equality. Gone were the cumbersome petticoats and rigid whalebone corsets and in their place were slim, clean lines and serviceable suits.
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A Closer Look at an 18th-Century Suit
This magnificent red silk velvet suit from the 1770s had been in our Fashion Timeline exhibition for the past several months but, we recently took it off exhibit. The textile is a remarkable textured velvet and it isÂ trimmed with … Continue reading →
Researching and mounting a Czech folk costume
The Kent State University Museum includes a collection of European folk costumes, with a significant number of Czech, Slovak, and Romanian pieces. However, many of these pieces come with very little identifying information. For our most recent exhibition, Pretty Pleats, … Continue reading →
A Peek Inside an 1880 Bodice
While considering this ensemble from 1880 for inclusion in our Fashion Timeline exhibition we were impressed by the exquisite workmanship inside the bodice. The finishing on the interior is exceptional. The interior also reveals the woman’s secrets as it is … Continue reading →
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