Curator Tour from Home: Glenview and Gilded Age Women’s Fashion
Historic costume is a great lens for understanding the past because we can so tangibly imagine its connection with the clothing we wear. It’s one thing to be in a restored room, but it’s another thing to be able to imagine yourself in the right outfit—how you would look, how it would move with you, how it would constrain you.
Join this virtual tour with Laura Vookles, Chair of the Curatorial Department, and learn how women’s fashion in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries morphed from bustles to lobster tail trains, to more bustles, and then hourglass silhouettes. By the end of Glenview’s era as a residence, women would finally be freed from their corsets.