14 Friday 14th October 2016
Did you know Manchester has its own Imperial War Museum? Following on from its sister in London, IWM North is hosting an insightful exhibition, looking at life in 1940s Britain and the effect rationing had on fashion.
From 'onesies' to wear in the air raid shelter to jewellery created from aeroplane parts, Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style looks at how fashion survived and even flourished under the strict rules of rationing, often in new and unexpected ways.
This exhibition explores how men and women found new ways to dress as clothes rationing took hold. Displays of original clothes from the era, including military uniforms and functional fashion, reveal what life was really like on the home front in wartime Britain.
Tickets are £6 for adults. The concession rate is £4.50.
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