Fashion from the 1920s

100 Years of Learning Series
Thursday, December 1, 2022, 7:00 pm

In honor of the Highland Park Public Library’s 100 Anniversary, we are having a presentation on how people dressed during the 1920s when we first opened our doors. The year 1922  was a swinging time. Flappers were plentiful,  speakeasies popular and high fashion was never more prolific. The stock market was high, mansions were popping up, skirts were climbing and hair was bobbed.  Enjoy a talk with Highland Park’s own Gail Alterman,  the curator of the Costume Collection at the Cranford Historical Society and the assistant to the Textiles Consultant at Yeshiva University Museum at the Center for Jewish History. She continues to  work on numerous costume exhibitions throughout the year, and teaches classes on the History of Costumes. Gail will also touch upon the costuming in the new Downton Abbey film, A New Era, which takes place in 1928. This talk about 1920s fashion is part of our series, 100 years of Learning at the Library.