Fashion on All Fronts: Stories from the Wardrobe, 1914-1918

Drawing from the Historic Costume and Textiles Collection in the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies, Special Collections in Morris Library, and private lenders, this exhibition provides an in-depth look at World War I through the lens of what people wore. During the war years, fashions changed by necessity and by invention. Everyday fashions echoing military styles gained popularity, and some garments, footwear, and accessories created to answer wartime needs remain in vogue today. The exhibition highlights the stories behind the garments, focusing on the personal accounts of the people who wore them. See the UDaily article on this exhibition for more information. Related Programming: Wednesday, September 13 - Reception with curator-led tours Wednesday, October 4 - Women and Fashion in the Great War Saturday, October 21 - Wearing WWI Tuesday, October 31 - Stories from the Wardrobe: A Conversation Wednesday, November 15 - World War I Posters: A Curator's Perspective