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What could be more emblematic of the vitality and anything-goes attitude of the 1920s than beaded dresses and bouncing fringe? Explore the history, economics, and aesthetics of the era’s dazzling fashions in a fun and informative 3-hour workshop led by textile historian Elizabeth Lay.
The program begins with a PowerPoint presentation on the fashion’s history, with clips showing how the dresses were made and worn. After a discussion of the correct handling of textiles, participants get a chance to examine actual period dresses brought from the Montgomery History Collection. It’s a great way to get insight into the period’s craftsmanship, as well as to learn how to examine antique textiles with the eye of a curator.
The maximum number of attendees is 25.
One 3-hour session
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)