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Fashions of the Thirties

July 28, 2022 @ 8.00 pm - 10.00 pm

$20 – $25

It was a time of sartorial extremes: from the luxury of Hollywood glamour, to the destitution of the Great Depression. Women wore playful, beautiful and colourful clothing which served as an escape from life’s grim realities: a welcome return to femininity, with frills, flounces, bows and curls.

Film stars like Jean Harlow, Katharine Hepburn and Joan Crawford typified the desired look and inspired millions. Madeleine Vionnet innovated with the bias-cut technique and Elsa Schiaparelli collaborated with artists Dali and Cocteau to create stunning and shocking gowns. As the decade comes to a close with another World War, we see a return to nostalgic fashions and shoulder pads.

Please join fashion historian and author Nicole Jenkins for an illustrated talk on ladies’ fashions of the 1930s.

Bookings must be forwarded to ADMSA no later than Tuesday, 26 July 2022.

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July 28, 2022
8.00 pm - 10.00 pm
$20 – $25
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Art Deco and Modernism Society of Australia
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The Racecourse Hotel
895 Dandenong Road
Malvern East, VIC 3145 Australia
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Liana Thompson - ADMSA President
Tel: 0417 306 779
Email: [email protected]


Art Deco and Modernism Society of Australia Inc.
PO Box 17, Camberwell
Victoria, Australia 3124


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