50th Anniversary Celebration

50th Anniversary Celebration

50th Anniversary Celebration
Fashions of 50 Years, 1941 1
III: Events
From 1891 to 1941, these were the latest styles. Just fifty years ago, co-eds on the new University of Chicago campus wore puffed sleeves and plumed hats like Frances Farwell and Kathleen Comstock (center). In spring 1941, this is what young women will wear, according to the Style Creators of Chicago. From right: Shirlee Smith in a red twill military coat with blouse back; Jeanne Groenier modeling a beige three piece cereal tweed spectator suit with full lynx tuxedo collar; Barbara Foote wearing a flannel torso jacket of turf brown over a reverse print dress; and Marilyn Robb in a casual two-piece suit with pleated skirt of lime and ore plaid. The university's 50th Anniversary Year is being observed, hence the 50-year cycle in costumes, and the models are members of the 16th annual Mirror Revue which will celebrate the occasion February 27, 28, and March 1 at Mandel Hall.
College students | Fashion shows | Fashion--History--19th century | Fashion--History--20th century | Universities and colleges--Anniversaries, etc.
Photographic prints; 19.2 x 24.0 cm
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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