runs until Oct 8 2018


Hats, Heels and Headpieces


Exhibition - Musée de la civilisation

- Location -

Musée de la civilisation

85, rue Dalhousie
Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2
T. 418 643-2158
Toll-free 1 866 710-8031

Directions

Musée de la civilisation

Musée de la civilisation

85, rue Dalhousie
Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2
T. 418 643-2158
Toll-free 1 866 710-8031

Directions

- Date -

runs until Oct 8 2018

- Fees -

Admission Fees

Adults (31+)$17
18 to 30 $11
12 to 17$6
11 and under$0
Families$36

MembersFree

view rates

Adults (31+)$17
18 to 30 $11
12 to 17$6
11 and under$0
Families$36

MembersFree

Hats, Heels and Headpieces

A Look at the Annie Cantin and Pierre Cantin Donation

Annie and Pierre Cantin, a couple of avid collectors, started gathering objects offering insight into Québec's history during the 1960s. More than 1,800 of these objects donated by the Cantins now grace the Musée de la civilisation collection. Among the themes represented in the donation, this exhibition draws from the fashion aspect in particular.

In early-20th-century Québec, appearances mattered and were an important way to signal adherence to certain social norms. To avoid raising eyebrows, men and women followed the rules of etiquette, a code dictating how they should dress and behave. Over time, fashions changed, but these dress codes remained influential up until the 1960s. As for new trends, the rise of department stores and mass consumption ushered in a new era where fashions changed in step with shifts in society.

Shoes photos : Musée de la civilisation, donated by Annie Cantin and Pierre Cantin, photographer : Red Méthot - Icône, 2013-1033 & 2013-1034