Styling Victory: How Fashion Helped Win World War II (Virtual Event)
Where: The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park S.
212-475-3424 Price: Free, donation suggested
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Join the National Arts Club and Christian Blauvelt, author of Hollywood Victory: The Movies, Stars, and Stories of World War II and Managing Editor of IndieWire, for an evening examining the history and cultural politics of fashion during World War II.
From zoot suits to victory rolls, bobby socks to shoulder pads, nylon shortages to waterproof mascara, style during the war years reflected changing roles for women as well as war-industry priorities and the rise of the first mass youth culture. Blauvelt, a film historian whose previous books include Cinematic Cities: New York: The Big Apple on the Big Screen, explores how what one wore could help the war effort.
Having appeared multiple times on Turner Classic Movies, Blauvelt is also frequently seen on television as a cultural commentator focusing on how the classic films of the past reflect and prefigure ongoing dialogues in the present.
Please note: This event will be held virtually. Details for accessing the program will be sent upon registration.Buy tickets/get more info now