Web Exclusive: Eastern Europe Meets 1920s Fashion

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the 1920s, art and fashion shared the same influences. Just as Cubism and Art Deco borrowed the geometric lines and themes of Egypt and Eastern Europe, so too did the fashion industry. Wearing ethnic and exotic motifs was believed to symbolize prosperity, modernity and worldly sophistication.

Gayle Strege, curator of OSU’s Historic Costume and Textiles Collection, shows us one dress that fits this description.

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Jackie Shafer is the Producer of Broad & High. When she's not exploring all the fabulous arts and culture Columbus has to offer, she's choreographing very complicated and physically impossible roller-skating routines in her head.