Sun, 02/03/2013 – Sun, 04/21/2013



This Scheller Gallery show transported you to the vibrant era of prohibition, speakeasies, and the wild and carefree Charleston. Fabulous Flappers: Fashion from the Ellie Laubner Collection addressed our fascination with the 1920s. This retrospective exhibit included exquisite evening gowns draped in beads, silky-soft lingerie, elegant embroidered shawls, and authentic bridal wear adorned with wax orange blossoms.

Marvel at Art Deco–style accessories such as dangling handbags, perky cloches, sequined shoes, and fantastic cigarette cases. Men are represented with sportswear, including knickers, letter sweaters, and swimwear. This exhibit was guaranteed to inform as well as entertain. A roaring good time!

Major Sponsorship:  The Leon C. and June W. Holt Endowment, The Harry C. Trexler Trust

Sustaining Sponsorship: Allentown Art Museum Auxiliary, The Audrey and Bernard Berman Endowment Fund, Lehigh Valley Style, Nancy Light, RCN of Pennsylvania

Supporting Sponsorship: Ellie Laubner, The Express-Times, ICON, Lehigh Valley Woman, Senior Style, WDIY 88.1 FM Lehigh Valley Community Public Radio

Cigarette case, chrome and green enamel, made by Evans. Lent by Ellie Laubner. Photo by Robert Walch