I studied costume and art history in school and let me tell you- seeing photos of sumptuous ball gowns and slender New Looks inside of a textbook is nothing compared to seeing them right in front of you! I experienced that first hand helping out at a vintage clothing shop a few years back and again last week at the Cleveland Museum of Art's Media Day event for the opening of their new exhibit Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920's. I, along with other writers, bloggers and influencers got a chance to view the exhibit before it opened to the public on September 30th. Cool right?
The overall ambiance transformed me as soon as I stepped into the exhibit with it's perfect mood lighting, jazz playing overhead, wall murals that captured a good time and I could all but smell the elongated Lucky Strike cigarette held by the bejeweled and bedazzled hands of a flapper. Though borrowing heavily from other cultures including Europe and Africa-, no one can deny the fact that Americans had the best taste in the Roaring 20's, and that was clearly evident from the music, art, design and style of the time.
And don't forget you still have time to visit the WOW Factor at the Western Historical Society, not too far from CMA!