Flappers: Fashion and Freedom, the newest exhibition at the Fairfield Museum, includes displays of vintage clothing from the 1920s. The public is invited to dress in Flapper and Prohibition-era style on Saturday, October 6 for the Museum’s 1920s Swanky Speakeasy party. It will be held at the Museum, 370 Beach Road, from 7-10pm. Tickets are on sale now at https://www.fairfieldhistory.org/events/speakeasy/.
The exhibition includes fascinating information about the changing fashions of that ear. The 1920s brought dramatic changes to women's fashion: shorter skirts, short hair, and more skin showing than ever before. Over the course of a few years hemlines shortened, rising from the ankle to just below the knee by 1926. The dropped waist and simple lines of 1920s dresses, inspired by the straight lines of modernist art, reflected the ease and freedom of the new woman.