March Public Program

The Swingin' Sixties Fashion
A virtual slideshow lecture by Karen Antonowicz

Sunday, March 6, 2022
2:00 PM
access via Zoom

Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, Mary Quant, Biba and the list goes on!  Discover the fashions of the Swingin' Sixties, beginning with the mod styles of London, traveling through the hippy era and culminating in the bohemian styles and hot pants of the early '70s.  The driving force behind these changing styles and the impact they had on people of all ages during this turbulent time will be explored.

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 virtual lecture, please RSVP with subject line fashion lecture by using the HSW Contact form or emailing Joyce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  A Zoom link will be distributed approximately 24 hours prior to the event.