Common Threads: Dress, Identity and Art in the Twentieth Century
March 31-June 15, 2001
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art


After the radical struggles of the sixties, fashion reflected nostalgia for a return to more uncomplicated times. Fashion increasingly drew on the vocabulary of forms created during the previous decades of the twentieth century, notably the soft, longer silhouettes of the 1930s. Some new forms emerged, such as the wrap dress. On the whole the silhouette was longer, softer, and more classic.


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