This is not the first time I’ve been asked to participate in a Royal Wedding Celebration. Yes, we have to get up at six if we want to observe the nuptuals in real time, but how about relaxing with tea and a hat show or vintage wedding gown presentation in the afternoon?
The Mobile Millinery Museum‘s trademark Retrospective Millinery Fashion Show is popular with church groups, the Red Hatters, and seniors’ groups, and ideal for Mothers’ Day, Easter, and Victoria Day celebrations as well as Royal Wedding Teas.
Here are some details about our vintage fashion presentations which are available year round:
Retrospective Millinery Fashion Show: The Mobile Millinery Museum is home to over 2500 historical hats, half of which are featured in the popular coffee table book, 1,000 Hats. Each is a sartorial treasure evoking feelings of nostalgia and memories of special times. Edith Kennedy of the Uxbridge Historical Museum called our show “fascinating, fun, and entertaining.” But, we’re not just about hats.
Say Yes to the Wedding Dress Exhibit: As seen in Today’s Bride Magazine and the Hamilton Spectator, this presentation from the Mobile Millinery Museum & Costume Archive features a collection of antique and vintage bridal fashion showcasing iconic wedding gowns from the 1860s to the 1980s. Many of the gowns are featured in the book Accessorizing the Bride; Vintage Bridal Fashion Through the Decades and were included in an exhibit of vintage bridal fashion at Toronto’s Casa Loma in 2001. An ideal presentation for June or a Valentine’s Day tea.
Each year we feature a special, exhibit – for 2018 we are trotting out our 1950s collection in a presentation titled “Frantic Fashion from the 1950s“.
We can’t be everywhere at the same time, so book early, or call to enquire about our other vintage fashion presentations.
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