Cocktail Culture: Mid-Twentiest Century Fashion

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Sunday, Oct. 23

2 p.m., Wellesley Free Library

Cocktail parties in the home began in the 1920s after the onset of Prohibition. This talk will focus on silhouettes in clothing from the late 1940s through the 1960s, as we explore the connection between fashion and cocktails, not only in clothing styles, but also in home décor and accessories from this period. Presenter Karen Antonowicz teaches History of Fashion at RISD, and is the co-owner of Nostalgia Antiques & Collectibles, a Providence vintage clothing store.   

Free and open to the public.  Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries.

Cocktail Culture: Ritual and Invention in American Fashion, 1920-1980