Monday, November 4, 2013

Toronto Public Library Presents: The Gilded Age of Fashion 1800-1914

"Featuring art deco fashion illustration, Canadian costume designs, and fashion plates from ladies' magazines from the Library's Special Collections.Special Programming includes Designing for the Shaw by Cameron Porteous, former Head of Design at Shaw Festival Theatre, giving a behind-the-scences look at designing period costumes for the Canadian stage and Vintage Fashion: Reliving the Gilded Age by Fashion History Productions. The show presents live models in period dress from turn-of-the-century Canada. Highlights of the show are summer party dresses from the Downtown Abbey era. Both programs will be followed by a guided gallery tour."

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