Celebrating 1930’s Women’s Fashions


“Elégante robe du soir en cloqué mat, jaune.”, 1930’s.

Art and Picture Collection,  New York Public Library

Happy Mother’s Day to All!

I have been lazing around watching museum tours and learning a little about the history of women’s fashion. I took the Kent State University  Museum’s “Celebrating 25 Years” Gallery Tour and watched both segments. The first is about 12 minutes and the second is about 8 minutes. It covers 250 years of fashion, from about the late 1700’s to about the 1990’s. The link is at the end of this entry.

The two videos for another KSU Museum exhibit “The Great War: Women and Fashion in a World at War 1912-1922” are in five minute segments: “Women at Home” and “Sportswear and Corsetry”. Hopefully KSU will have a new video soon to go with their new exhibit about fashions of the Roaring Twenties. I’ll put the link to the videos at the end of this entry.


Also chanced upon Amanda Hallay’s “The Ultimate Fashion History: The 1930’s”. The video runs for almost 40 minutes and covers all aspects of the 1930’s look, from fashion to hair styles to make-up, setting all within the decade of the 1930’s.




Other bloggers I know who are actively working on 1930’s fashions at the moment are Norma of shesewsyouknow.wordpress.com, EmilyAnn of retroglam.wordpress.com, and Cate of vintagegal.co.uk.

Fashion illustration 1930’s

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. “Elégante robe du soir en cloqué mat, jaune.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 193-. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-f7e1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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