When we think of flappers, fringe, feathers and fun usually come to mind but the origins and dress of the flapper evolved from political and feminist origins. The term flapper refers to a woman who rebelled against Victorian ideals of femininity and whose modern beliefs were reflected in her attitude, conduct and of course her fashion. Discover the evolution of flapper fashion from the Gibson Girl to contemporary times in our Flapper Fashion talk
Talk by Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston, a professional costume designer and builder with over 25 years of experience. She has been a contract faculty member for the Theatre and Dance Departments at York University and Ryerson University and Ryerson School of Fashion. Currently Jennifer is the director of the Fashion Arts & Creative Textiles Studio (FACTS) and the owner of Pick a Posie Costume Company, a secondhand shop selling fashion, vintage and costumes in Blyth.
Free or by donation! Seats first-come, first-serve. Don’t forget to also visit the museum’s temporary fashion exhibit, Say it with Style.
You can also join Jennifer for a make your own flapper headband workshop at 2:30 pm. Tickets available via Eventbrite.