Wearing WWI


Oct 21, 2017
11:00 AM until 12:00 PM


Lucas Clawson, historian and archivist at Hagley Museum and Library, will give a gallery talk on the material culture of World War I uniforms.

This event is associated with the "Fashion on All Fronts: Stories from the Wardrobe, 1914-1918" exhibition on view through December 8 in Old College Gallery.

Drawing from the Historic Costume and Textiles Collection in the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies, Special Collections in Morris Library, and private lenders, this exhibition provides an in-depth look at World War I through the lens of what people wore. During the war years, fashions changed by necessity and by invention. Everyday fashions echoing military styles gained popularity, and some garments, footwear and accessories created to answer wartime needs remain in vogue today. The exhibition highlights the stories behind the garments, focusing on the personal accounts of the people who wore them.




View map University of Delaware's Old College Gallery
18 East Main St.
Newark, DE

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University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press


New Castle County



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