by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday September 25 2011
Right to left: Virginia Moss, Ivan Sayers, Maxie — photo by Fraser Milne.
Vintage Fashion show with fashion historian Ivan Sayers
Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History
@ Gallery A, 502 Vernon Street
Drawing from the collection of fashion historian Ivan Sayers and the Permanent Collection of Touchstones Nelson, the Vintage Fashion Show will feature some incredible dresses from 1900 to the middle of the 20th Century.
Sayers will demonstrate changes in women’s dress, tracing their gradual emancipation from restrictive clothing, and how this ran parallel to their social and political liberation.
Sayers is well known for the fashion shows, lectures and exhibitions he has presented across North America. A specialist in women’s, men’s and children’s fashions from 1650 to the present, he was the Vancouver Museum’s Curator of History from 1976-1990 and is now the curator of the Original Costume Museum Society.
Sayers has the most extensive private collection of historic clothing in Canada, and jokes that his collection is so large he has to sleep in the dining room of his three-bedroom home.
This will be a night to remember. Sayers vast expertise and biting humour makes for a fascinating and entertaining romp through history.
Don’t miss out – call Touchstones to buy tickets: 250-352-9813. Tickets are $15 for members, $20 for non-members. The event runs from 7-9 on Wednesday, Sept. 28.