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Nicole Jenkins: Fashion Eras

Session Info:

A focused look at the fashion of any period illustrated with authentic fashion of the time – examples include 20th century ladieswear, World War 2 or the 1960s. My most popular talk is fashion from the ‘20s to the ‘60s.

Topics covered:
  • Style and design elements
  • Fabric, garment construction and manufacturing techniques
  • Social and cultural change impacts
  • Class and role distinctions: who wore what and why?
  • Evening wear: ballgowns, cocktail dresses, dinner dresses and party frocks.
  • Day wear: housedresses, sundresses and afternoon coats.
  • Accessories including hats, gloves and shoes.
  • Care, cleaning and storage of your collection
  • Sourcing and identifying authentic fashion of the time.


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