For those of you in the Raleigh Area the Raleigh City Museum is hosting a historical fashion event on April 16th focusing on the 18th -20th Centuries.  While not my main areas of interest I can’t give up an opportunity to spend time with other historical fashion geeks! Please stop by and say “Hi!”.

From the Website:

Join the Raleigh City Museum on April 16, 2011 to learn all about fashion, fads, and everyday dress from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Two programs will be presented that explore the styles of years past, at 11 am is 1770-1940: American Fashion History, where the evolution of clothing will be explored. How did we get from stiff and formal lines of the well-dressed colonist to the casual jeans and t-shirts worn today, and what came between? Then, at 1:30pm is a program on Mid-19th Century Dress in Detail. Learn what people wore before and during the American Civil War, as well as how their garments were constructed and used in everyday life. Original dresses and bonnets from private North Carolina textile collections will be on display, and costumed interpreters will present living breathing representations of the people who wore these fashions. Interpreters will include experienced costume and textile historians Amanda Cashwell and Stormi Souter of; leading bonnet expert and author Dannielle Perry of, and talking about men’s fashions will be Taylor Brantley. Admission is free.

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