The Fashion History Museum was founded in 2004; in 2015 they opened at a new location in the old post office of Hespeler, now part of the city of Cambridge, Ontario.
I drive by here twice a week on my way to my Tuesday and Thursday dance classes but this is the first time I’ve been inside. One of the exhibits is a chic showcase of French fashion.
“MADE IN FRANCE: Haute Couture and the French Fashion Industry 1870-1970
March 16 – December 22 2019
Centuries of aristocratic patronage established Paris as a city known for its fine dressmakers, milliners, tailors and shoemakers. By the 19th century, the entire French industry had a reputation for quality design – something was chic by the mere virtue of being French!
Copied or pirated around the world, the Haute Couture industry was at the centre of international style delineation until the rise of ready-to-wear in the 1960s.”
I’m wearing a lace-trimmed top, lace blazer and lace skirt.
Every Friday we have a fashion theme at my dance class and I decided to invite my fashionable ladies to join me. We met at a little cafe and then walked over to the Museum in the rain.
Maggie and me
Have a fashionable Friday!