Fashionistas, mark your calendars now! Join us for a behind-the-scenes preview of the new exhibition In Vogue: A Runway of Vintage Fashion with Casey Lewis, museum curator, followed by lunch by SoNo Baking Co. and a Fashion Show by Fairfield designer Jennifer Butler. View highlights from Butler’s fall 2013 collection, which draws inspiration from fashion elements of the past.
Featuring pieces pulled directly from the Museum’s 100-year-old collection -- one of the most comprehensive in Western Connecticut -- In Vogue: A Runway of Vintage Fashion will feature fashion-forward women of Fairfield throughout the Colonial, Regency, Edwardian and Victorian Eras from 1780 to 1920. One highlight is a 1781 blue silk damask wedding gown worn by 14-year old Lucy Nichols who married Fairfield Reverend Philo Shelton on April 15, 1781. Exquisite hats, shoes and vintage prints from Godey’s Ladies magazine, Vogue and other fashion publications from 1850-1910 are also on display.