Icons of the Jazz Age: The Dolly Sisters
Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF
The delectable dancing Dollies – Hungarian born identical twins Jenny and Rosie – were stars of café society on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1920s. When they moved to America at the age of twelve they began making their living as entertainers. They were close friends of the elite of Broadway and Hollywood – including Mary Pickford and Irving Berlin – and became the essential prerequisite of any celebrity social gathering.
With a focus on their fashionable attire from such luminaries as Lucile, Poiret, Patou and Molyneaux, Gary Chapman will provide a fascinating glimpse of their ‘rags to riches’ story. The talk is accompanied by a stunning array of photographic images, including portraits by James Abbe, which reflect The Dolly Sisters status as Icons of the Jazz Age.