Exhibits!

I NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT A HAT: THE SAVANNA VAUGHN CLARK
COLLECTION
Through October 10
Kent State University Museum [Kent, OH]


This exhibit explores Savanna Vaughn Clark’s lifetime relationship wearing, collecting and enjoying hats. She has said that she “never leaves the house without a hat.” For Mrs. Clark, hats create a total look and she selects each one to compliment a specific outfit. Mrs. Clark has given the museum 100+ hats; those selected for this exhibition date from the 1950s to the present day.

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GILDED AGE GLAMOUR: A VISIT TO THE DRESSMAKER
Through October 24
Wenham Museum [Wenham, MA]


This exhibit will showcase Wenham Museum’s most beautiful Gilded Age dresses dating from the 1860s to the 1890s. The gallery will have the look and feel of a high-end, 19th century dressmaker’s shop and display extravagant fashion creations from one of the most elegant periods in American history.  Discover the art of the dressmaking from period patterns, materials, and tools. Sketch fashions at the design station and dress like a model in the magic fashion closet.

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HORROCKSES FASHIONS: OFF THE PEG STYLE IN THE ’40S AND ’50S
Through October 24
The Fashion and Textile Museum [London, England]

This exhibit displays the beautiful summer dresses and glamorous evening wear that were specialties of Horrockses Fashions Limited, manufacturer of one of the most respected ready-to-wear labels of the 1940s and 1950s. The company is best known for its full-skirted dresses that were sought after by women everywhere and were even worn by Queen Elizabeth II.

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*Thank you to the Costume Society of America for this information.

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