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If you’ve been reading for six months or more, you know that the Red Hen and I participate in the Antique Elegance Show in Richardson, TX twice a year – in February and in September. This show is one of the most popular among those who appreciate and collect Victoriana – however, the merchandise featured will have everything up until the 1950s!

Saturday morning’s Style Show is called “The Great Cover-Up”: including coats, capes, robes, things that cover & the garments worn under them.  1860s-1960s presented by Kevin Jones, Curator of FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising), Los Angeles, and Christina Johnson, Assistant Curator, Costume and Photo Historian.

AE Style ShowSunday’s lecture will be “Royal Dress”: From the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles.  Lecture and Power Point presented by Kevin Jones and Christina Johnson.

AE Royal Dress

Thank-you to the FIDM, Los Angeles for permission to use this photograph.

Court Bodice, 1761
Cloth-of-gold, silver embroidery, silk, linen & baleen
Worn by Lady Mary Douglas as Train Bearer to Queen Charlotte at King George III Coronation
Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection
FIDM Museum, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles

As always, Red Hen’s Commandant’s Cottage booth will be full of goodies, including interesting books, prints, and maps! I’ll be hunting for treasures working and enjoying the atmosphere as folks come through dressed in their favorite Edwardian costumes (among other decades) and dealers sell wonderful things!

All the information you need about the show – and more! – can be found at AntiqueEleganceShow.com. A special thanks to the webmaster for the above information.

Hope to see you there!