WHAT DAISY WORE: GATSBY ERA COSTUMES FROM THE HELEN O. BOROWITZ COLLECTION | KENT STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM | Kent State University

WHAT DAISY WORE: GATSBY ERA COSTUMES FROM THE HELEN O. BOROWITZ COLLECTION

Higbee Gallery | Anne Bissonnette, Curator

This exhibition comes from the collection of Helen O. Borowitz, donor, friend and supporter of the Kent State University Museum. Although her collection includes costumes and accessories ranging from the 1860s to the present day, we focus here on objects from the 1920s and early 1930s, an era famous for the sophisticated lifestyle captured in the pages of the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald. These are the ensembles that might have been worn by Daisy Fay Buchanan in The Great Gatsby, ensembles that represent the jazz age and reflect the changing aesthetic at the beginning of the second quarter of the 20th century.