VIRTUAL EVENT - Sex and Fashion in the Atomic Age - September 23

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Join the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History on Friday, September 23rd at 6pm (MT) for the second half of our Nuclear Fashion Virtual Event two-part series! Dr. Jennifer Le Zotte will be speaking on the influence of the Atomic Age on the fashion industry. Since the invention of the bikini, it has been clear that the fashion industry has not been exempt from the widespread cultural impact of nuclear and atomic themes in the 20th century. From peace symbols to mushroom clouds, what we wear has been influenced by the Atomic Age. Learn more about how nuclear headlines reached runways in this month's virtual event!

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This event is $10 to attend virtually, and Museum members are free to attend. Advance registration is required to attend.

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About Dr. Jennifer Le Zotte

Dr. Jennifer Le Zotte is an associate professor of U.S. history and material culture at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her book From Goodwill to Grunge (UNC Press, 2017) offers a history of secondhand venues in the U.S., such as thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales, alongside cultural analyses of fashionable secondhand styles. Her current work examines the hidden origins of “dressing for success” in corporatizing America (1890-1940) and the concept’s roots in racism, sexism, and homophobia.