Programs 

Gibson/Flapper First Ladies Outrageous Hats ’40s – ’50s Fashions
Loula Long Combs The Harvey Girls Underpinnings   Text
New Programs 2011 Pioneer Fashion First Ladies of ’20s Victorian “Extras”

Fashions of the ’Forties and ’Fifties: From Wartime to the “New Look”

Through period photos and a display of vintage styles and accessories, fashion historian Bonnie Hansen will explore women’s clothing in the World War II years, including the effects of fabric rationing and the expanded presence of women in the work place.  The story continues into the 1950s, with radical new styling resulting from postwar prosperity.

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Bonnie wearing a post WWII “New Look” outfit from the mid 50’s.
Bonnie wearing a post WWII “New Look” outfit from the mid 50’s.
If interested, ask why this was a “magic serendipity” photo.

Bonnie Hansen in WWII wedding trousseau dress of Kitty Carey
Bonnie Hansen in WWII wedding
trousseau dress of Kitty Carey
Peter Hansen in WWII sailor uniform of Jack Carey & Bonnie Hansen in 1940s patriotic dress
Peter Hansen in WWII sailor uniform of Jack Carey & Bonnie Hansen in 1940s patriotic dress

Gibson/Flapper First Ladies Outrageous Hats ’40s – ’50s Fashions
Loula Long Combs The Harvey Girls Underpinnings   Text
New Programs 2011 Pioneer Fashion First Ladies of ’20s Victorian “Extras”