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Fear, fashion and design in the Cold War

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

£12

In 1946, the Parisian designer Louis Reart named a two-piece swimsuit after a nuclear test site – ‘Bikini’. Nearly 20 years later, fashion designers Andre Courreges and Pierre Cardin created a ‘space age look’ with plastic dresses, silver boots, visors and helmets. The conditions of the Cold War – from nuclear anxiety to technological optimism – infiltrated fashion and design in numerous ways in the period. This talk will explore how Cold War attitudes shaped the body, home and environment.

 

 

Details

Date:
October 17
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
£12
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fear-fashion-and-design-in-the-cold-war-tickets-68258889175?aff=tw9

Venue

The National Archives
Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
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Phone:
020 8876 3444
Website:
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
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