Special Public Program

Wartime Fashion
A virtual slideshow lecture by Karen Antonowicz

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
7:00 PM
access via Zoom

Have you ever wondered what changes in fashion occurred during WWI and WWII?  Despite wartime shortages and restrictions, men and women managed to dress in style.  How did they accomplish this?  Discover what these wartime shortages were and how they were overcome by determined people of this era.  The clothing and accessories worn during both of these war periods will be explored with a focus on some of the innovative ways in which fashion was followed.

Karen (Ren) Antonowicz received her Master's Degree in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design with a concentration in Historic Costume and Textiles from the University of Rhode Island.  She taught History of Fashion and other courses full time at the college level for 13 years, then taught part time in the Continuing Education Program at the Rhode Island School of Design.  Ren continues to follow her passion for historic costume by conducting fashion era presentations at libraries, senior centers, schools, historical societies and historic homes.

All HSW meetings and events are free and open to the public.  If you are interested in attending this lecture and did not receive a Zoom link directly from the HSW, please RSVP using the Contact form and enter Antonowicz lecture as the subject line.  For more information, contact Joyce at 781-899-7239 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..