Mon 8 Apr 2019 - Tue 21 Jan 2020
Trace how the movies and costume designers help put American fashion on the map.
Showcasing fashions from Paris, New York, Chicago, and Hollywood, Silver Screen to Mainstream tracks how Hollywood's glamorous reach extended to all classes in the 1930s through the 1940s. The exhibition tells a tale of making it big, making do, and maintaining appearances during a tumultuous era in American history.
Featuring thirty garments by designers such as Chanel, Vionnet, Valentina, Paul du Pont, Howard Greer, and Adrian, discover a time when sophisticated design lent a perception of stability as the nation grappled with its reinvention.