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Fashions Suburbia: Dressing the Family in Mid-Century America

February 24, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location:
Room 2019 Morrill Hall, 603 Morrill Road, Ames IA 50011

Speaker: Jennifer Farley Gordon, Ph.D., Apparel, Events & Hospitality Management
Explores the fashions of the middle-class mid-century family, including the way that clothing style and clothing consumption factored into the everyday lives of men, women, and children in post-war suburban America. It traces the modern family as the gray flannel suits, saddle shoes, and hostess aprons of the fifties gave way to miniskirts, PVC fabrics, and the Peacock Revolution during the sixties.

In conjunction with Designed for a Modern Life Exhibition at the Christian Petersen Art Museum.

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