Wallace Gallery, 108b Wallace Hall | Interdisciplinary Events
March 6, 2020 at 9:00am
- April 24, 2020 at 5:00pm
This exhibit features dress items that illustrate changes in fashion that point towards women’s liberation, by featuring active/sporting attire, such as a late 19th century riding habit, a 1920s swimsuit, a pair of field hockey bloomers, and a Chanel-style sportswear ensemble.
In addition to these practical, less-restrictive styles, several daywear ensembles from the mid to late 1800s and evening wear ensembles from 1900 to 1920 will be featured to serve as points of comparison and to illustrate that the trend toward relaxation in women's dress, which was most applicable to daywear.
Dina Smith-Glaviana , Director of the Oris Glisson Historic and Costume Collection at VA Tech
Ashley Webb, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Historical Society of Western Virginia
Janet Wimmer, Nicky Cruz, and Spring 2020 History of Costume Students
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Free; no reservation required