What we wore during – and after – the war

World events impact fashion, and everyday living, says Ivan Sayers, who will tell all at the Surrey Museum April 7

Fashion historian Ivan Sayers returns to the Surrey Museum next week for ‘From Rationing to Ravishing

Wow do war and peace impact fashion?

Fashion historian Ivan Sayers tells all when he returns to the Surrey Museum Thursday, April 7 for ‘From Rationing to Ravishing,’ a presentation on women’s clothing – from the onset of the Second World War to the post-war years of peace.

During the war, women tended to wear practical, even masculine, clothes, but femininity returned after the war.

Sayers will describe how world events impact fashion and everyday living, as human nature and the desire for self-expression find an outlet in our wardrobes.

http://webpapersadmin.bcnewsgroup.com/portals/uploads/cloverdale/.DIR288/wIvanSayers.jpgAdmire a variety of fashions, from Boeing Vancouver overalls, to pieces by celebrated European fashion houses whose designs are still relevant today.

Sayers, left, specializes in the study of fashions from 1700 onward. Formerly of the Vancouver Museum, he now produces historical fashion shows and exhibitions. He’s honorary curator of the Society for the Museum of Original Costume.

The session is April 7 from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Surrey Museum. The fee is $10, and it’s open to ages 16 and up. To register, call 604-592-6956.

The museum is located at 17710 56A Ave., Surrey. It’s open Tuesdays to Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. It’s closed Mondays and statutory holidays.

Admission is sponsored by the Friends of the Surrey Museum Society.

Visit www.surrey.ca/heritage.

 

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