‘Elegance in the Age of Crisis’: Stylish Clothing From the 1930s

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It was the worst of times, it was the best dressed of times. It was the decade of the Great Depression and the rise of Hitler’s Germany. So when you take a walk through The Museum at FIT’s Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s exhibition, it might come as a surprise that one of the darkest eras in our history was also one of the most stylish. Click through to see a few highlights from the show, which is on view through April 19, in our gallery.

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Man’s beach robe, McGregor (Circa 1935-1940, USA)

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Yellow silk dressing gown, Charvet (Circa 1930, France)

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Negligee ensemble, HélèneYrande (Circa 1930, France)

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Jacket, London House (Circa 1930, Italy)

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Gown, Augustabernard (Circa 1929, France)

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Evening dress, Louiseboulanger (Circa 1929, France)

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Blue wool herringbone twill evening jacket, Knize (Circa 1937, Austria)

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Black silk gown, Alix (Circa 1938, France)