Fashion on a ration exhibition at IWM London

Date Posted: 12/12/2014

The latest IWM London exhibition sheds light on how World War One changed fashion and culture.

The exhibition will feature more than 300 exhibits, ranging from clothes and accessories to wartime letters, interviews and films.

Pupils will be able to navigate their way through six themed sections of the exhibition. These areas include an Into Uniform area that looks at the different uniforms society became used to during wartime, and a Rationing Make Do And Mend space, which explores how British citizens had to get used to mending their clothes rather than buying new ones.

This section features artefacts like a wedding dress made from a parachute and a bracelet made from aircraft components.

The others areas that pupils can explore are entitled Functional Fashion, Utility Clothing, Beauty as Duty and Peace and a New Look?

Schools can visit Fashion on a Ration free of charge by booking direct with IWM London.

For more information visit the dedicated section of the IWM website www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-london/groups-schools.
 

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