New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art currently has an exhibition that traces the particularly influential archetypes of moneyed women's dressing in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity journeys from 1890 to 1940 through highly idealized feminine images of "the Heiress," "the Gibson Girl," "the Bohemian," "the Patriot and the Suffragist," "the Flapper," and "the Screen Siren." It may be of particular interest to 20th-century U.S. fashion historians. Most of the clothes were originally designed in the United States and France.
This Special Exhibition will run through August 15, 2010.