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Addressing the Dress: Fashion Then and Now in “The Great Americans”

April 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$5.00 – $7.00

What does it mean when George Washington, an icon of American history, is portrayed wearing blue jeans and a jean jacket? Or Andrew Jackson in a Hollywood cowboy costume, or Emily Dickinson cocooned in a white down duvet?  Artist Jac Lahav cleverly uses clothing and textiles to reveal the personality and importance of some of the most enduring American historical figures. Lynne (Zacek) Bassett, Costume & Textile Historian relates these American icons to the fashion of their day, revealing what was understood in their appearance then and how we can understand them through Lahav’s portrayals now.


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(updated February 2019)



April 11, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$5.00 – $7.00
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Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Florence Griswold
(860) 434-5542
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