We Salute You, Charles Worth!

Today was a busy day for us at Costume College. For our class on Charles Worth, we brought two original Worth dresses from our collection: one an evening gown from the late 1880s – early 1890s and a wedding gown from the late 1870s. We’ll be posting more about soon, so in the meantime, we salute you Mr. Worth! 🙂

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At the hotel bar after the class….

 

Getting Ready For Costume College…

It’s been a bit quiet here lately and I sincerely apologize- I’ve been furiously working on a series of presentations that I will be giving at Costume College. What’s Costume College? It’s an annual three-day costuming arts convention sponsored by the Costumer’s Guild West and it covers all periods and genres.

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And if you attend my classes, you get these snazzy ribbons for your convention badge…

Last year, I gave a presentation on Paul Poiret entitled “The King of Fashion: The World of Paul Poiret” which gives an overview of his early career and I had such a fun time with it that I decided to reprise it again for 2018 and it scheduled for Friday, July 27 at 3:30 pm. But wait, there’s more…

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Also on Friday, July 27 at 12:00, I will also be giving a presentation on Charles Worth, entitled “Man-Milliner: The World of Charles Worth” which will give an overview of his career. Finally, on Saturday, July 28 at 9 am, I’ll be giving a presentation in Elsa Schiaparelli entitles “Shocking: The World of Elsa Schiparelli.” Stay tuned for more!

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