March Public Program
The Swingin' Sixties Fashion
A virtual slideshow lecture by Karen Antonowicz
Sunday, March 6, 2022
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.