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Notes from Around the Web: Women and Fashion in WWI

Pre-war dress

The Kent State Museum contains an important collection of fashion and mounts exhibits with the goal of understanding world cultures through lens of fashion, textiles, and related arts.

Dress from 1918 with Shorter Silhouette

Their current exhibit (through July 5, 2015) is The Great War:  Women and Fashion in a World at War about changes in women’s fashions in response to WWI. The exhibit curator has produced a series of four 3-4 minute videos that show how women’s fashions changed in response to changes in women’s roles during the war and availability of materials: read more

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