Reshaping Fashionable Women’s Silhouettes in the 19th Century

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Date(s) - 04/05/2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Seward House Museum


Illustrated by extant garments from the Seward House Museum and the Cornell Costume & Textile Collection, this lecture by Professor Denise Green of Cornell University will chronicle changes in women’s fashion and beauty standards during the 19th century. The lecture further explores the social, cultural, and economic forces that influenced American women’s fashion and how first-wave feminist reformers attempted to intervene in the late 19th century.