The Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University is running a fascinating exhibit entitled Designing Women of Postwar Britain: Their Art and the Modern Interior. Treat yourself to a little history and culture – come to town for the exhibit and stay in our luxury Lansing Michigan inn.
Wartime rarely allows for such frivolities as fashion – on the body or in the home. During World War II in England, people made due with what they had – anything extra went toward the war effort. Once the war was over, color and hope slowly started to return to people’s lives. Then, in 1950’s England, three women helped launch an artistic revolution that dramatically impacted textile design: Lucienne Day, Marian Mahler, and Jacqueline Groag. Interior fabric design would never again be the same.
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