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Skirts: Fashioning Modern Femininity in the 20th Century, a book talk with Dr. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell
While the story of women’s liberation has often been framed by the growing acceptance of pants over the twentieth century, the most important and influential female fashions of the era featured skirts. Suffragists and soldiers marched in skirts; the heroines of the Civil Rights Movement took a stand in skirts, and artists and scientists alike changed the way we see the world while wearing skirts. As women made strides towards equality in the vote, the workforce, and the world at large, their wardrobes evolved with them. Join Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell's as she discusses her latest book, Skirts, and the history of twentieth-century womenswear.

About the author: Dr. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell is an award-winning fashion historian, curator, and journalist based in Los Angeles. She is the author of Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette (Yale, 2015), Worn on This Day: The Clothes That Made History (Running Press, 2019), The Way We Wed: A Global History of Wedding Fashion (Running Press, 2020), Red, White, and Blue on the Runway: The 1968 White House Fashion Show and the Politics of American Style (Kent State University Press, 2022), and Skirts: Fashioning Modern Femininity in the 20th Century (St. Martin's Press, 2022). She has written about fashion, art, and culture for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Politico, Slate, and The Wall Street Journal and has appeared on NPR, the Biography Channel, and Reelz, along with several podcasts. She was a 2020-21 NEH Public Scholar and a 2021-22 USC Libraries Fellow. As well as writing books and articles, she does writing, lecturing, curating, and consulting for the museums, universities, and the entertainment industry.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Location: online via Zoom.

Purchase your copy of Kimberly's book from MHS: https://www.mainehistorystore.com/sk.html

Nov 29, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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