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Night and Day: 1930s
Fashion and Photography (Touring)

Start Date 12 October 2018
End Date 20 January 2019
Venue Fashion and Textile Museum
Location London, UK
Curator Dennis Nothdruft
Exhibition display of dressed mannequins

Exhibition Dates: 12 October 2018 – 20 January 2019
Following the success of 2017’s 1920s Jazz Age: Fashion and Photographs, we are thoroughly excited to announce our Winter 2018 exhibition: Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs! 

As a decade of design, the Thirties saw off the excess of the Jazz Age and ushered in the utilitarianism of World War II. As the flapper grew up, so too did her fashions. The new silhouettes of the 1930s played with the hard edged chic seen in the Art Deco and Moderne styles, the unexpected as seen in the surrealists and the sensuality of silver screen sirens. 

The exhibition will explore the day and evening styles of the decade, complemented by photographs of the stars who championed them. With fashion as the lens, Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs will traverse the great period of social change that was the 1930s. 

Exhibition on Tour 

American Museum and Gardens, Bath | 14 March – 20 December 2020
Exhibition available for hire from August 2020