A new Harris Museum exhibition of fashion from the 1880s to the 1930s, opens to the public on Saturday 27th June with free tours taking place, complementing the Revival Vintage Fair happening at the same time on Market Square.
Style and Substance: Fashion, Society, Change 1880-1930s is a fascinating account of how fashion evolved throughout a period of social, political and cultural change. It includes dangerous items carried by suffragettes such as extra-long hatpins and clothes designed to hide ju-jitsu wooden batons.
Free tours with curator Kathryn Rogerson take place at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm – visitors don’t need to book. You will be able to find out more about the vintage fashion on display including elaborate dresses from the 1880s, practical clothing of World War I, fabulous flapper styles of the 1920s and chunky knits from the 1930s that your Granny would be proud of.
Also on Saturday on Market Square in front of the museum, visitors can enjoy an eclectic mix of live music, food and vintage stalls, with the return of the fun and friendly REVIVAL Vintage Fair which takes place from 10.00am to 5.00pm.
Cllr Veronica Afrin, cabinet member for culture and leisure services says,
“We are delighted to be able to display such a colourful and fascinating exhibition of historic costume from the Harris Museum’s collections. The museum’s fashion exhibitions are always popular and it is particularly appropriate that this one is opening on the very day of Dolly Dazzler’s Revival Vintage Fair on Market Square outside.”
As well as the Style and Substance tours on Saturday 27th June, look out for more activities and vintage stalls at the Harris on 8th August; also in association with Revival.
New exhibition opens Saturday 27 June at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery:
Style & Substance: Fashion, Society, Change 1880-1930s
Free exhibition tours:
Saturday 27 June 2015, 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm
Revival Vintage Fair on Market Square:
Saturday 27 June, 10.00am – 5.00pm
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