Frontline Fashion

Frontline Fashion: An Exhibit of Material Culture and the Military
The Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, Waltham, MA
May 2011-October 2011

 

This exhibit illustrates the significant impact that military style had on fashion trends from the Vietnam War through the Iraq Wars. The irony that war can somehow be fashionable evokes powerful and complex expressions in the form of wearable patriotic replications. War, fashion, and pop culture seem interdependent as a result of environmental impact and media exploitation. Upon further inspection, the manifestation of military attire into civilian dress and lifestyle is a phenomenon that cannot be overlooked.

Frontline Fashion