The Museum of Vancouver presents Dressed for History: Why Costume Collections Matter, featuring 43 full costumes, 5 corsets, 31 pairs of shoes, 28 hats, 10 handbags, 8 fans, and undergarments too numerous to count.
The exhibition makes the case that fashion, and costumes are significant and enduring expressions of personal identity and of political and social change, as well as documentation of the past.
Pieces from four local collectors are featured. Ivan Sayers, Claus Jahnke, Melanie Talkington and the members of the BC Society for the Museum of Original Costume are fashion historians with significant collections that feature some of the rarest garments and fabrics in the world.
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