The New Woman

After a simple enquiry into early-twentieth-century women’s fashion, the Head of Wardrobe at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake returned my call and we arranged to meet. A delightful chat and generous tour of their facilities followed. Three hours later, I dashed away with a cache of loaned costumes feeling like a fugitive in a speeding getaway car.

A collaboration with women artists followed, and The New Woman arrived, offering a perspective on women of the 1920s who emerged with sexiness, sass and passion to become icons of self-expression, rebellion and independence.

(Special thanks to the Shaw Festival, and to the artists who dedicated their time and efforts to the project.)

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