Thursday, July 1, 2010
Passion for Fashion - Coming May 2012
Photograph, Ellen McDermott
Please join Strawbery Banke Museum on its own fashion journey through four centuries of Portsmouth and seacoast style, in "Passion For Fashion" an exhibition opening in May 2012.
Fashion fades, only style remains the same.
— Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel’s subtle elegance characterized generations of fashionistas and continue to inspire the style-savvy today. Please join Strawbery Banke Museum on its own fashion journey through four centuries of seacoast style. Once a loyalist stronghold, a cauldron of revolution, a place where George Washington dined, Paul Revere rode, and John Adams complained, Portsmouth was also a site where women held their own court in salons and at galas, in gardens and in assemblies, where romantic love grew and children grew strong. Although a modest seaport, this was also a cosmopolitan city attuned to the sophisticated trends that swept in from London and Paris. What could be more revealing of early American social life than the very costumes worn by inhabitants?
Designers: feel inspired by our textile and costume collection and develop your own contemporary, fresh, edgy wearable 21st century style.
Sponsors: participate in this singular event with countless opportunities for sponsorship, underwriting and contribution.
Collaborators: colleagues in design, fashion, textile and museum communities and creative spirits everywhere
We are up and running with our Passion for Fashion website: www.strawberybanke.org. See news and events, images, twitter and google blogspot connections and much more.