Defying Labels: New Roles, New Clothes

June 15 - September 24

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The exhibit is appropriate for children of all ages. Due to the fragile nature of the exhibited clothing, we ask that parents carefully mind children under 12 and request that parents hold the hand of young children to prevent any touching of the clothing on view.

Included with tours of the mansion, or purchase tickets separately.

This year’s re-staging of Lyndhurst’s special exhibition Defying Labels: New Roles New Clothes includes new additions on loan from major museums. The exhibition tells the story of the revolutionary changes in women’s roles from 1880s to 1940 as reflected in their clothes. See the evolving wardrobes of three remarkable women, philanthropist Helen Gould, Anna Gould, Duchess of Talleyrand, and former actress Edith Kingdon Gould, the daughters and daughter-in-law of railroad baron Jay Gould.  With a focus on day wear, the exhibition highlights the development of the design attitudes and vocabulary that are direct precursors to modern dressing.

Visit in two ways:

Exhibition is general admission.  Exhibit entry hours are 10:45 am – 4:00 pm, Thursday through Monday.  Last entry at 4:00 pm.

The exhibit is appropriate for children of all ages.  Due to the fragile nature of the exhibited clothing, we ask that parents carefully mind children under 12 and request that parents hold the hand of young children to prevent any touching of the clothing on view.