French Fashion, Women, and WWI
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French Fashion, Women, and the First World War

Monday, September 9
6:00 PM

Dr. Maude Bass-Krueger, author of the book French Fashion, Women, and the First World War will examine the dynamic relationship between fashion, war, and gender politics in France during World War I, and how women as well as the fashion industry mobilized to keep the French economy afloat during that tumultuous time. Dr. Bass-Krueger will also examine how World War I was a time when leading female designers rose to prominence and how their designs captivated the zeitgeist of a new era. The exhibit, French Fashion, Women, and the First World War will be on view at Bard Graduate Center Gallery through January 5, 2020.

All events are free and open to the public, however an RSVP is required at

PLEASE NOTE that members of The National Arts Club are not required to RSVP. A block of seats has been set aside for our members, however seating is still first-come, first-served.

This event is a designated Multiple Perspectives: Women in the Arts event.

The National Arts Club is thrilled to launch our 2019-20 season with "Multiple Perspectives: Women in the Arts,” a three-month festival (September - November 2019) exploring women creators, leaders, and innovators. The festival features over 50 performances, readings, presentations, and exhibitions focused on the arts, past, present, and future. “Since its founding in 1898, women have been welcomed as full members of our Club. ‘Multiple Perspectives’ is an opportunity for the Club to build on this commitment while fulfilling our mission to promote the arts,” said Linda Zagaria, Club President.


French Fashion, Women, and WWI
Monday, September 09, 2019 6:00 PM