Fashion of communist era exhibited

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Clothes for a Farmer Woman, Móda – textil magazine, 1955(Source: Otakar Rybák. SMD, Bratislava )

al plants, period documents, films, fashion journalism, promotional materials, as well as fashion photography.

In their research, curators – fashion historian of the fashion and textile collection of the Slovak Design Centre – Slovak Museum of Design (SCD-SMD), Zuzana Šidlíková, and Viera Kleinová of SNG – said they discovered designers, producers, tailors and even photographers who have remained unknown and anonymous until now, as well as some inventive national fashion media.

The SCD-SMD clothing collection represents the core of clothes presented in the exhibition, while artefacts from other galleries, museums and archives, as well as libraries and private borrowings, complete the offer.

Accompanying events and book

The exhibition, lasting for almost five months, includes accompanying events, including a sewing course, and a guided tour in English on May 5.

There are several leaflets and booklets, also in English, accompanying the exhibition; but there is a separate bilingual book called Lost (m)ODE – Clothing Culture in Slovakia from 1945 to 1989, which appeared in cooperation between the Slovart publishing house and the Academy of Fine Arts (VŠVU). Both the exhibition and the book are the result of research and collection activity of Šidlíková.