Before fashion shows and the rise of fashion photography, consumers kept up with the latest styles through printed publications that included fashion plates, or hand-colored illustrations depicting the latest modes. In her book Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style, fashion historian April Calahan traces the evolution of style from the court of Marie-Antoinette to the Jazz Age through a carefully curated selection of two hundred rarely seen fashion plates.
November 3, 2016 Horchow Auditorium
Exhibition and Other Lectures
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