Devil Must Be Holding Grim Carnival

Something pretty serious must be going on judging by this headline from page 2 of the September 23, 1912 newspaper. Read on:

Sept. 16, 1913
Sept. 16, 1913
Grande Prairie Herald Sept 23, 1913
Grande Prairie Herald Sept 23, 1913















Fashion houses have banned the slit skirt.

Madame Paquin declares that it is already

out of fashion. “For one comely limb

revealed,” she says, “there were nine

that had been better hidden.” Paris, March 18, 1914.

slit skirt

If this picture has piqued your interest in the fashions of yesteryear, in honour of Archives Week 2013, please join us for an afternoon of memories about fashion, costume and clothing in the South Peace. (Did the evil slit skirt make an appearance here?) Sunday October 6 at the Grande Prairie Golden Age Centre (10222 – 101 Ave). Doors open at 1:45 pm, Program begins at 2 pm. Refreshments to follow.


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