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Wednesday 12 May,  2pm

The shortened hemlines favoured by the 'Flapper girl' of the 1920s were a logical next step in the 20th-century fashion revolution, but they bore the weight of social anxieties concerning the war's perceived effects on the relationship between the sexes.

Join Georgina Ripley, Senior Curator of Modern & Contemporary Fashion and Textiles at National Museums Scotland, to explore how the fashionable image of this era has reverberated throughout popular culture. Georgina is the editor of a forthcoming publication on the little black dress which will accompany a major temporary exhibition that opens with Coco Chanel's famous LBD of 1926, described in American Vogue as ‘the frock that all the world will wear’. Georgina is responsible for the museum's collection of fas​hion post-1850 and was the lead curator for the Fashion and Style gallery, which opened in 2016.

Free but booking is essential - book online here or phone the City Art Centre reception on 0131 529 3993 (Monday to Sunday 10am - 5pm). 

Lecture: Bright Young Things? Fashion in the 1920s