Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Up Cloche: Fashion, Feminism, Modernity
(Exhibits (Museum, Gardens, ...))
Rejecting tradition and embracing more body-conscious styles, the young American "flapper" of the 1920s wore her newly won freedom to vote, earn, and learn on her body: short dresses and clear stockings, bobbed hair, and a head-hugging cloche. The cloche - a bell-shaped hat considered "clever" and "smart" - framed the face with Art Deco panache. Explore how American women of the Jazz Age used fashion to become modern. more information...