The Cavalcade of History and Fashion

The Cavalcade of History and Fashion

The Fine Art of the Cut: 1930’s Evening Wear

The 1930s was a decade of glamorous and elegant evening wear in which classical draping, the bias cut and soft lustrous fabrics accented the body contours and silhouette. Fashion designers dressed Hollywood legends in romantic concoctions. Cavalcade’s collection of 1930s gowns and accessories will similarly delight audiences.

Throughout Cavalcade’s presentation, social history comes alive, and in particular, the history of women’s lives and their families. The original wearer of the gown and the social context and times in which they lived are acknowledged. The collection details the provenance of ordinary people’s lives.

Photo: Beatrice c1935. Timeline Photography