Fashion and women 14/18

Exhibition from February 28 to June 17, 2017

For its reopening exhibition, the Forney Library explores the history of fashion and women in French society during the First World War.
At the beginning of the 20th century, women's clothing undertook a radical change: the silhouette lightened, clothes became simpler and more practical. Such changes were accelerated by the Great War. But in terms of dress as well as in social terms, did the war liberate women?
The exhibition brings together numerous documents and models from the Palais Galliera collections, as well as some twenty photographs from the collections distributed by the Roger-Viollet agency.

More information

  • Bibliothèque Forney Hôtel de Sens1, rue du Figuer, Paris 4eTuesday to Saturday, from 1 to 7 pm
  • Curators : Maude Bass-Krueger & Sophie Kurkdjian, Béatrice Cornet
  • Image : Charles Worth (1825-1895). "Les Modes". Costume tailleur. Périodique. N°176. Photographie de Felix. 1918. Paris, Bibliothèque Forney.
    © Félix / Bibliothèque Forney / Roger-Viollet