War and Clothing. Fashion illustration at the time of the First World War - Fashion illustration at the time of the First World War

permanent exhibition

in short

The political upheavals of the period between 1914 and 1919 that shook the world and changed the course of history also left their mark on the silhouette of women's clothing and established the fashion industry as an increasingly important sector of the national economies of the Western world.
Nicola Perscheid, Trauerhut von Regina Friedl?nder, Berlin, 1916, Silbergelatine Vintage Print
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek

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Matthäikirchplatz 6
10785 Berlin
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in detail

The political upheavals of the period between 1914 and 1919 that shook the world and changed the course of history also left their mark on the silhouette of women's clothing and established the fashion industry as an increasingly important sector of the national economies of the Western world. Overshadowed by Art Nouveau and the so-called Golden or Roaring Twenties and therefore all too often overlooked by fashion historians, the clothes designed during the Great War are distinguished by a surprising vitality and modernity. Many details that had been introduced during the war years as practical innovations - the markedly shorter skirts and dresses, simple sportswear-inspired daywear, new materials such as wool and silk jersey or the penchant for black as a fashion colour - were retained and developed further after 1919.
 
Co-organiser
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin,
Admission
Standard: 6 EUR
Reduced / Erm?ßigt: 3 EUR
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Opening Times

Sun
11:00 - 18:00
Mon
10:00 - 18:00
Tue
10:00 - 18:00
Wed
10:00 - 18:00
Thu
10:00 - 20:00
Fri
10:00 - 18:00
Sat
11:00 - 18:00

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