The Cavalcade of History and Fashion

The Cavalcade of History and Fashion

An Edwardian House Party: 1900 – 1914

The House Party presentation focuses on the Edwardian Era. It is a snapshot of how women of means spent their time, what they did, what the events of the time were and how these events combined to influence fashion. This presentation showcases a variety of garments typically worn by women of society in the early part of the 20th century. It looks at the many items of clothing and accessories that a society woman would require for her weekend in the country. You will be able to view at close range interesting and alluring outfits for activities such as tennis or croquet, striking gowns for luncheon, elegant gowns for an afternoon stroll and magnificent dinner gowns.

Along with the gowns you will also be shown some of the splendid accessories that would have adorned the women who wore these wonderful outfits. As well as viewing this small part of the Cavalcade’s vast collection, you will also hear the often fascinating stories of the women who wore these clothes, who they were and how they occupied their time.

Photo: Ethel c1912. Timeline Photography