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”

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Bonnie Hansen modeling Nelly Don fashions from the 1950’s

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Fashion historian Bonnie Hansen is a popular speaker for ladies clubs, historical societies, libraries and senior centers.  She speaks on a variety of topics related to fashion, famous ladies and women’s history.

Modeling Nelly Don 1950’s fashions.

Gibson Girl Mother/Flapper Daughter – The First Generation Gap

Buttoned up Gibson Girls and free-living flappers ... it was the grandmother of all generation gaps.  Hear about the fashion and lifestyle changes that occurred between the time of the Gibson Girls in the 1890s and their flapper daughters in the 1920s.  Costumed fashion historian Bonnie Hansen will share compelling period photos and an eye-catching display of authentic period clothing and accessories from both eras in this colorful talk.

A popular choice for Mother’s Day Teas.

Approximate time: 45 minutes.

Set up requirements:

  • PowerPoint projector, screen and computer

  • Folding room divider screen for fashion display

  • Two tables up front for display of accessories

  • Microphone (hand held cordless or hand held with a long cord)

Cost:

Program prices vary depending on:

  • Location of event/distance

  • Date (April, May, Sept and Oct. more costly due to availability and demand)

  • Number of attendees

Please contact Bonnie for a price quote.

The First Generation Gap

Gibson Girl Mother
Gibson Girl Mother

Flapper Daughter
Flapper Daughter

Photo Overview

“Flapper” Bonnie Hansen greets 97 year old Lorena Meyers at presentation of Gibson Girl Mother/Flapper Daughter
“Flapper” Bonnie Hansen greets 97 year old Lorena Meyers
at Shawnee Town Museum during her presentation
Gibson Girl Mother/Flapper Daughter – The First Generation Gap

Gibson Girl era accessories on display
Gibson Girl era accessories on display courtesy Vintage Nouveau – Fashions from the Past

Flapper accessories on display
Flapper accessories on display courtesy Vintage Nouveau Fashions From the Past

Authentic “Gibson Girl” era costume
Authentic “Gibson Girl” era costume donated to Vintage Nouveau – Fashions From the Past
by Bob and Nancy Jefferis

Flapper era accessories on display
Flapper era accessories on display courtesy Vintage Nouveau – Fashions From the Past

Velvet and sequin “flapper” evening gowns and a 1920’s chiffon day dress
Velvet and sequin “flapper” evening gowns along side
a 1920’s chiffon day dress

Flapper fashions featured in Gibson Girl Mother/Flapper Daughter
Flapper fashions are featured in the talk Gibson Girl Mother/Flapper Daughter – the First Generation Gap

Bonnie Hansen –Gibson/Flapper talk
Bonnie Hansen –Gibson/Flapper talk

 

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”