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Fashionable Frocks of the 1920s

  • Dates: August 28, 2021 - January 2, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Members: Free Adults: $10 Seniors (62+): $8 Students: $8 (must present ID) Children 6–12: $6 Children under 6: Free
  • Overview

    Just before arriving in Albany for a week of fashion shows and talks in 1925, French fashion authority Marceline D'Alroy commented, "I have heard women in Albany are as smart, as up to date, as keen about styles and fashion as the women of New York City."

    The exhibition Fashionable Frocks of the 1920s showcases more than twenty-five rarely-seen dresses from the Albany Institute's historic clothing collection to explore fashion trends and transformations from an infamous era. With inspiration from French fashion plates and rich colors, fascinating fabrics, and eye-catching accessories, this exhibition is not-to-be-missed!

    As visitors will see, fashion of the 1920s amounted to much more than the quintessential flapper's dress.

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