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Exhibition Opening- Oh What a Night: A Century of Evening Wear (1860-1960)

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This exhibition celebrates the glamour and glitter of a hundred years of evening dress with breath-taking selections from the Museum’s clothing and textile collection. Gowns and more gowns, along with a selection of coats, shoes, hats, accessories, and men’s wear, will be on display in The Susan Bishop Gallery. Highlights include a beautifully conserved green velvet House of Worth gown c. 1880, a turquoise silk 1964 Balenciaga dress and matching coat, and even a silk and velvet dress worn to the inauguration ball of President U.S. Grant in 1869! For those who want to be part of the exhibit, email a photograph in your favorite party outfit to mmurphy06840@nixplay.com to be shown on the monitor.

Details

Date:
May 18
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Website:
https://nchistory.org/oh-what-a-night-a-century-of-evening-wear-1860-1960/

Venue

New Canaan Museum & Historical Society
13 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
Phone:
201-966-1776
Website:
https://nchistory.org/

Organizer

New Canaan Museum & Historical Society
Phone:
203-966-1776
Email:
info@nchistory.org
Website:
https://nchistory.org/