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. Following the Great War, a new female silhouette emerged with an emphasis on an androgynous, boyish figure crowned by short bobbed hair. Why did women throw their corsets out the window? What caused waistlines to drop and hemlines to rise? Join Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House, fashion historian Ivan Sayers, and other community partners in this exploration of fashion of the roaring twenties.