Lougheed House exhibits 1920's women's fashion

Dec 19 2017, 2:37 am

If you haven’t already visited the Lougheed House, a national and provincial historic site and museum, you have a few weeks left to discover the amazing golden era of innovation in women’s fashion.

The Daring Deco: 1920’s women’s fashion exhibit has been available for viewing since June 24 and runs until October 11.

Image: Lougheed House

Image: Lougheed House

This distinct exhibition of exceptional fashion artifacts and images reveals just how powerfully fashion reflected the progressing roles that women held in society during this pivotal decade. The female fashion scene of the 1920’s was defined by Vamp and Flapper styles, short and masculine hairstyles, the ‘deco’ styling of jewelry, and brightly coloured stockings.

The exhibit also features dresses worn by Albertan women, such as Irene Parlby of the Famous Five. In addition to these featured outfits, over 50 objects are on display, including dresses, shoes, jewelry, scarves, hair accessories, hats and more.

The displayed pieces are from the collections of the Royal Alberta Museum, the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, Glenbow Library and Archives, and the Lougheed House.

Lougheed House — Daring Deco: 1920’s women’s fashion

Where: 707 – 13 Avenue SW

When: June 24, 2015 – October 11, 2015

  • Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


  • $8.50 – Adult
  • $6.50 – Seniors & Students
  • $5.00 – Child (Ages 6 – 12)
  • $25.00 – Family
  • Free – Under 6
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