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This blog features posts from the various departments at the MoMu Fashion Museum Antwerp who share their insights on the Museum's working, exhibitions and projects. MoMu is located in the centre of the Antwerp fashion district. Every year, the museum organises two thematic exhibitions, along with workshops, guided tours,...
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1930s Fashion The Definitive Sourcebook

The book on the 1930s sheds light on the more mature femininity of the decade as translated by new silhouettes. The glamour of the Technicolor cinema and Hollywood starlets is translated in a figure-hugging silhouette that shows no signs of the upcoming austerity around the world. Until the late 1930s, European couture houses sold luxurious evening gowns to their American customer base, whereas in Europe the design became more focused on practicality and comfort. The beautiful glamour shots and fashion plates show that the 1930s are so much more than just the decade between the Jazz Age of the 1920s and WW2.

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