16 May 2015: Women and the Great War

Presented by “History Wardrobe” in the auditorium at The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield at 1pm on Saturday 16th May 2015.

“I was witnessing the death of luxury”… – Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel.
World War One had a catastrophic impact on the lives of millions, both on the battlefield and on the Home Front too. It was also a time of tremendous social upheaval, bringing new opportunities and freedoms to many women, all of which had a dramatic impact on fashions.

We bear witness to the lives of women during the war by showcasing their stories… and their clothes. Moving and amusing, with many anecdotes and a unique display of costumes and uniforms, Women and the Great War complements the publication of the exciting new costume history books by Lucy Adlington: Great War Fashion – Tales from the History Wardrobe and Fashion: Women in World War One.

Tickets £10 (£8 for Friends of the Museum)

Tickets can be purchased in person from The Shop at The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UT or over the phone on (01625) 613210

More information at Macclesfield Silk Museums website.

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