Seniors love to visit exhibitions. One of them is about Hana Podolská, the Czech fashion legend.
Let’s read more about her charming personality, life and the place where the exhibition takes place.
CZECH FASHION LEGEND
The 20th of January, 2019 is the last day when you can visit an exhibition about Hana Podolská (born Johanna Vošahlíková). She is a famous Czechoslovak fashion designer and businesswoman from the interwar1 time. The exhibition takes place in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.
1918 – 1938:
Czechoslovakia is very rich, it is a time called2 the First Republic. A young dressmaker3 starts to work for the most important women of Czechoslovakia. Hana Po-dolská (*1880 – †1972) comes from Merzhausen in Germany. She has a nice personality4 and she is an expert in fashion. All rich and fashionable5 women go to her salon, for example President Beneš’s wife Hana, the automobile racer Eliška Junkova or actress Adina Mandlová.
She has a timeless6 style. She is called Czech “Coco Chanel.” Hana Podolská doesn’t design the patterns7. She always starts her day at 5 a.m. and goes to every fitting8. Podolská is charming and elegant even9 when she is very old.
Vocabulary: 1meziválečný| 2zvaný| 3švadlena| 4povaha| 5módní (vyznávající módu)|
6nadčasový| 7vzor| 8zkouška| 9dokonce
Language notes: Fashion designer=módní návrhář|Museum of Decorative Arts=Uměleckoprůmyslové muzeum|First Republic=První republika|automobile racer=automobilový závodník| charming and elegant=okouzlující a elegantní