Saturday, June 5, 2010

American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity

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Out of school and nothing to do? Check out the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new Costume Institute exhibition, "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity." The exhibit, sponsored by Conde Nast and GAP, Inc., shows cultural and social archetypes of American women from 1890 until 1940. These include "Heiress," "Gibson Girl," "Bohemian," "Patriot," "Flapper," and "Screen Siren."

Below is a video of the exhibit, created the by the Costume Institute itself. At the end, there is a video montage set to Lenny Kravitz's cover of "American Woman. How many American women in the video can you name? Which are your favorites?



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