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SOLD OUT – Dressed in Diamonds: American Princesses & Gilded Age Fashion
January 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$10 – $20.
Join Kevin Jones, Curator at the FIDM Museum, for a fascinating lecture on the opulent fashion of “The Gilded Age,” a term popularized by prolific writer and social-commentator Mark Twain. The Industrial Revolution’s greatest asset—money—helped to gild American and re-gild European societies. And, for the most part, this highly reflective gloss was applied with layers of elaborate dresses and overlapping jewels worn by the ‘Dollar Princess’ daughters of these ‘Robber Barons,’ five of whom are discussed in this lecture: Jennie Jerome, Consuelo Yznaga, Consuelo Vanderbilt, Helena Zimmerman, and May Goelet.
PMH’s Textile Arts Council is proud to partner with the curatorial staff of the FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles to present a three-part lecture series featuring fashions throughout the decades. The other lectures in this series are Gatsby’s Women: Fashionable Ideals of the 1920s and Pulling Down the Curtain: Exploring Walter Plunkett’s Hollywood Legacy.
Interested in textile arts? Consider joining our Textile Arts Council.
Tickets include entrance to the Exhibition Galleries starting at 6:00 pm and a wine and cheese reception.
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