The second talk in this series concentrates on a period of history that was dominated by two world wars. These had a significant influence on both the style and availability of clothing. The wars also affected women’s roles in society and their clothing choices. Hemlines rose and fell and new synthetic fabrics were introduced.
This illustrated talk will again feature the Perth Heritage Collection, which consists of original garments generously donated to the theatre over the past 40 years by members of the local community. This remarkable collection contains some exquisite examples of elegant Edwardian dress, as well as some striking dresses made during the 1920s and 1930s.
The talk will be given by Dr Lin Gardner, who recently catalogued the collection and has taught courses in dress and textile histories at the University of Glasgow.