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Dressed to Protest: What Women Wore to the Revolution

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In celebration of the Suffrage Centennial in the United States, from June 2019 (one hundred years after Congress passed the 19 th Amendment) to August 2020 (one hundred years after it was ratified), guest speaker, writer and fashion historian Cornelia Powell presents ‘Dressed to Protest: What Women Wore to the Revolution.’

With entertaining stories and historical images, Cornelia shows how, in the decades-long campaign for the vote, women used costume as ‘political armor.’ Fashionista and UK suffrage leader Emmeline Pankhurst, like many of her American counterparts, encouraged their followers ‘to use their style to further the cause—to be the most elegant ladies in the public sphere.’ Sharing ways that fashion shaped a revolution (with topics from ‘losing the corset and gaining the vote’ to ‘the little white dress and other costumes of the resistance’ to ‘hats and feathers in the voting booth’), Cornelia sets the tone of a time and place in history—and what women wore while changing it! King Louis XIV of France said that ‘fashion is the mirror of history’ and in Cornelia’s storyteller imagination, she reveals how the most entertaining ‘history lessons’ can be told through this ‘Who-Wore-What-When-and-Why’ mirror.

Details

Date:
June 18
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://fontanalib.org/events/dressed-protest-what-women-wore-revolution

Organizer

Jackson County Public Library
Phone:
828-586-2016
Website:
http://fontanalib.org/sylva

Venue

Jackson County Public Library
310 Keener St
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Phone:
828-586-2016
Website:
http://fontanalib.org/sylva

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