Frontline Fashion@ Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovatio

Opening May 25, 2011 and running through October 9, 2011. The Museum is open Thursday through Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. Admission is $7.00 per adult, $5.00 per child, student or senior. Children under six, active US Military and retired US Military are Free.

War and Fashion. The two may seem particularly diverse at first glance, however they have a strong correlation that has persevered throughout history. The fashion world continues to replicate particular trends in the form of materials, innovations and silhouettes from the United States military. As long as this standardized attire has existed, there have been imitations found in parallel fashion eras. From the introduction of khaki to the American textiles market, to the rise in popularity of Tiffany & Co.’s pricey titanium dog tags, military and fashion styles have had strong bonds during the course of warfare history.

The Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation newest exhibit Frontline Fashion intends to illustrate the significant impact that military style has on fashion trends from the Vietnam to Iraq Wars. The irony that war can somehow be fashionable evokes powerful and complex expressions in the form of wearable patriotic replications. War, fashion and pop culture seem interdependent as a result of environmental impact and media exploitation. When further inspecting these three components, the manifestation of military attire into civilian dress and lifestyle is a phenomenon that cannot be overlooked.

Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation
is Located in waltham at 154 Moody street

154 Moody Street

Waltham, MA 02453

781 893 5410
info@crmi.org

OPENING RECEPTION PLANNED FOR 6:30 pm, MAY 25, 2011

REPORT TO THE MUSEUM FOR AN OPENING RECEPTION

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011 6:30 PM TO 8:30 PM

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About Belinda Jentz

Belinda is a Native of the Midwest she holds degrees from Curry College, BA and Willmar Vo Tech ,Technical degree in Photography. When she's not pursuing her passion and talent for photography she manages a database for a major university in the Boston area. Belinda as well Volunteers her time and talent with Dr Jane Goodall’s Roots and shoots.
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