June 15, 2024

The "Influencers: 1920s Fashion and the New Woman" Exhibit at Lyndhurst

A new and informative exhibit featuring the impact of three major fashion innovators of the 1920s is now on display at the Gothic Revival Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York.

Presented inside the mansion's exhibition gallery, the fascinating "Influencers: 1920s Fashion and the New Woman" show highlights how Coco Chanel, Irene Castle, and Edna St. Vincent Millay crossed racial, cultural, and global barriers to change the way women dressed and to help provide them with more creative control over the pieces they wore and how they presented themselves in public. The exhibit features the interesting progression from restrictive, elaborate, and heavy garments to lighter, more comfortable wear for both daytime and evening outings. It shows the shifts in design, fabrics, and body coverage, and details the history behind these fashion modifications. If you're in the area, I hope you stop to view this collection, which is open now through Monday, September 23rd.

Here are some photos, enjoy.