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Fashion Friday - "History of 1920s Fashion"

October 25, 2013

Due to strong interest in our Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC), we have launched quarterly, full-day Fashion Friday events with educational seminars on fashion history and a specialized viewing of this amazing collection of more than 12,000 garments and accessories worn by such notables as Greta Garbo, Babe Paley and Princess Grace.

The first FHCC Fashion Friday event was held Friday, October 25th with a seminar on the History of 1920s Fashion. The History of 1920s Fashion seminar, by FHCC Curator Clare Sauro, took an extended look at the fashions of the jazz age – a period when fashionable women abandoned the restrictive clothing styles of previous generations. Fashions from this era have become popular again thanks to hit TV shows Downton Abbey and Boardwalk Empire and Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of F.Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby.