How the first world war liberated women’s wardrobes

New fashion and film inspired by the women of the First World War @ at the Manchester Art Gallery.

fashion and freedom

The onset of war in 1914 changed British society. As men left to fight in Europe, over a million women went to work for the first time. New responsibility gave women new freedom and led to new ways of dressing, as silhouettes and social codes changed.

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