A Guided Visit to the Exhibition
Glamour 30’s Fashion
Join us on Sunday, September 14 for a guided visit of the gorgeous exhibition Glamour 30’s Fashion.
Squeezed between the 1929 stock market crash and the start of the Second World War, 1930s fashion is often neglected.
After the Roaring Twenties and the flappers who gave themselves up to every extravagance, women returned to more discretion and unostentatious luxury, in keeping with the crisis of the times. They rediscovered their figures, enhanced by skillful cuts and fabrics used on the bias, hugging the body. Appropriate underwear sculpted the silhouette, which was now slender. Hair was worn longer and waved, hairstyles became more voluminous. Outfits were set off by a small hat, worn on the side of the head.
The dress code was extremely complicated and this complexity increased further up the social scale. Rich socialites leading a life of leisure chose their outfits according to the time of day and their occupations. The list of outfits was long and drawing up an accurate typology can be a minefield: indoor dresses, morning dresses, day or evening suits, dinner dresses, afternoon dresses, garden-party dresses, gala, casino, ball dresses, dresses for small evening parties, dresses for grand evening parties, etc.
Glamour and sophistication became the watchwords of the decade. Women of all social classes wanted to dress like Jean Harlow, Marlène Dietrich or Greta Garbo – those Hollywood stars with their breathtaking black and white outfits.
Please note that this visit is limited to 20 people.
Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014
Time: 2:45 p.m.
Place: Musée du Costume et de la Dentelle, Rue de la Violette 12, 1000 Brussels
Price: €15 for members, €25 for non-members.
Public Transportation:Gare Centrale/Centraal Station: Metro lines 1 & 5, buses 29, 38, 63, 65, 66 and 71. Brussels Parliament: buses 48 and 95; Bourse/Beurs: trams 3 & 4.
Sign up: Reservations are due by noon on Wednesday, September 10, online at www.americanclubbrussels.org, by email (email@example.com) or by telephone to the ACB Office Manager (0476/996.870). Payment to ACB at BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB) will confirm your reservation. Be sure to mention “Fashion” in the communications section of the virement. Cancellations are possible until noon on Wednesday, September 10. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.