Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s
February 7 – April 19, 2014

Despite a dire financial and political environment, the 1930s was a period of great stylistic achievement and technical innovation in design. In contrast to the preceding Edwardian era - in which stiff, structured clothes dominated high fashion – 1930s garments were softer, minimally ornamented, elegantly proportioned, and reflected the streamlined art moderne aesthetic. Presenting both men’s and women’s fashions, Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s celebrated some of the most innovative and beautifully designed clothing made in the twentieth century. Read more.
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