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On Demand: The Jazz Age


Women’s clothing in the 1920s reflected the onset of dizzying and unprecedented social change. From Paris and London to New York and Hollywood, the decade following the Great War offered the modern woman a completely new style of dressing. 

Join Head of Exhibitions Dennis Nothdruft for an illustrated talk, charting some of the key fashion highlights from this glamorous decade. As you Journey through the 1920s, Dennis will examine how new silhouettes influenced by speed and modernity were mixed with romantic ideals and escapism, resulting in new ideas of beauty. You will learn how a decade of societal change was reflected in clothing defined by movement and activity and discover what made the 1920s one of the most exciting decades in fashion history.  

Plus, you’ll enjoy a look back at the Fashion and Textile Museums highly successful 2016 exhibition, 1920s Jazz Age Fashion and Photographs and gain a unique insight into the exhibition’s conception and curation. 

This is a recording of the online event, The Jazz Age, which originally took place live on 20 November 2020 via Microsoft Teams.

All our online events are recorded via Microsoft Teams and last around 75 minutes. Once you have completed your purchase, you will receive an order confirmation, followed by an email containing a unique link to stream this recording via YouTube. Please allow 1 hour for the email containing your unique link to arrive. Your Event On Demand will be available to stream for 3 months from the date of your purchase.