For our final day of Lerner Fashion Week, we’re taking a look at a staple in closets across America… blue jeans! Today kids, teens, and adults wear jeans on a regular basis, but that wasn’t always the case!
The Little Black Dress and Zuit Suits: Depression and Wartime Fashions from the 1930s to the 1950s tells us all about how teens in the 1950s no longer saw jeans as work clothes only. They wanted to wear jeans to school, the movies, and to hang out with friends. However, most schools didn’t allow students to attend class wearing jeans. Some theaters and restaurants even refused to serve people wearing jeans. Can you imagine going into a restaurant or movie theater today without seeing people in jeans?
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We hope you enjoyed Lerner Fashion Week! Good luck and stay fashionable!