The Button Box: The Story of Women in the 20th Century, told through the clothes they wore
Who knew that most corsets and trousseau items used to be made by nuns, or that Amy Johnson was dressed by Schiaparelli on her record-breaking 1936 flight to Cape Town? Or that mass-produced clothes were at first disapproved of on moral grounds: women who were liberated from the drudgery of domestic sewing had dangerously ‘increased opportunity for idleness’. Lynn Knight takes us on an ingenious tour of domestic and social history over the last century or so.
10 July 2017
10.00am - 11.00am