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!
Thrifting is a great way to keep clothes and other items out of landfills. I found this multicolored sweater in a thrift store, perfect for layering and wearing with jeans.
Autumn is a lovely time for walks in the forest and by the river. The temperature on this particular day was exceptional and I could actually wear sandals! But that was last week and since then the weather has been miserable.
There’s an antique mall nearby where I found four beautiful vintage scarves (I am wearing one). Bought some furniture too I’ll show in the future.
Enjoy a walk in the woods!