I was recently contacted by the area director of the Salvation Army to help with a vintage clothing fashion show. The fashion show is being hosted by the Humane Society, Salvation Army and the local art gallery (The Ann Rudd Art Center). Brenda, the Salvation Army director, said they wanted my ideas. I was flattered and we've already had one meeting.
Speaking about the Ann Rudd Art Center, it's in a fabulous old building in a smaller town not far from where I live. Before it was an art gallery, it was a clothing store from the 1940's to the 1970's. The store closed and all it's contents were left. Including some fabulous clothing, shoes, handbags. The art gallery has kept quite a bit of it and sometimes puts it out for display. Here's some pics I took late last year:
And here's the art gallery where the fashion show will take place. A very cool, large room with tin ceilings and fabulous wood floors.
Speaking of the fashion show I'm looking for clothing from the 1920's and 30's, not something I have much of. I'd like a couple of flapper dresses but can't pay a lot for them. Even if the shape was just okay. We've got someone who is willing to help us repair them so that they're in better shape. The fashion show will be towards the end of June. I'll definitely have pictures of it. Oh yea, I'm the narrator for the show too.
Also, I know about vintage clothing and accessories, but haven't done a vintage fashion show before. I'd love to hear some ideas!
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