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Camelot vs. the Counterculture: Fashion and Society in the 1960s

August 23, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Rough Point

Jackie Kennedy in the White House and Grace Slick at Woodstock represent the tug-of-war in the 1960s between fashion’s old guard, whose fashionable woman wore couture from the Paris runways, and the youthquake that championed an eclectic exoticism. This illustrated talk explores the tangled web of fashion, culture, and society in the 1960s.

This event is sponsored by the Costume Society of America, Northeast Chapter.

About the Presenter
Madelyn Shaw is currently the Curator of Textiles at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. She specializes in the exploration of American culture and history through textiles and dress. Recent projects include an award-winning Civil War sesquicentennial book and traveling exhibition, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War, and the exhibition Color Revolution: Science Meets Style in the 1960s. Her current research focus is a project titled “The Fabric of War: The Global Wool Trade from Crimea to Korea,” in partnership with Australian documentary filmmaker Trish FitzSimons.

Doors will open at 5:00; the lecture begins at 5:30. We invite you to visit the special exhibition galleries before the program.

This event is one of many during our 2018 season that celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Newport Restoration Foundation, by looking back at — and sometimes reviving — what Doris Duke and others were up to around the time of its founding. All events take place at Rough Point.

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Rough Point
680 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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