February 25, 2011—August 3, 2011
In conjunction with At War! The Changing Face of American War Illustration, War Brides looks at the influence of the war on wedding dresses of the WWII era. The exhibit focuses on the styles of the dresses and how they reflect age-old wedding traditions as well as government restrictions and public opinion during this time period. Because of simplicity of dress in times of war, the styles in wedding dresses also became simple and sleek, with little ornamentation.