Rising Hemlines: An Exploration of 1920's Fashion

October 17 2017 to March 3 2018

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The early part of the 20th century was a period of contradiction, rapid technological change and female emancipation. As businesses recovered from the war and people began to accumulate more wealth, the 1920s became a decade of opulence. What caused waistlines to drop and hemlines to rise?

Join Coquitlam Heritage, fashion historian Ivan Sayers and other community partners in this exploration of the social, political and cultural changes which influenced the revolving hemlines of the 1920s. The exhibit takes place at Mackin House from October 17 to March 3, 2018.