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Join us for a tour of “Beauty as Duty: Textiles and the Home Front in WWII Britain.” This exhibition features colorful propaganda scarves and mass-produced “utility” clothes made throughout the 1940s, and explores the use of fashion as a powerful weapon to maintain morale in challenging and austere times. During a decade of extreme hardship, rationing and deprivation in Britain, beauty (in measured amounts) was not frivolous, it was a patriotic duty.

This is an exclusive event for members of the Textile and Costume Society.  The tour begins at 6PM, with champagne immediately following.