The ladies of the shop have been offering tantalizing glimpses of their progress via their Facebook page. Needless to say, this promises to be yet another exciting and meticulously researched exhibit that both Ashley and I are eagerly anticipating.
As an added bonus, CW is organizing a coordinating symposium, scheduled for the 13th to the 16th of March 2011. With two and a half days of lectures and a day of workshops and specially organized behind-the-scenes tours, the event will provide a unique and invaluable chance to hear some of the best in the field discuss the historic role and (perhaps more importantly) the modern-day significance of the types of trend-making items on display. This will be immediately followed by a two-day academic conference, "A Reconstructed Visitable Past: Recreated Period Attire at Heritage Sites," on the reproduction, use, and function of historic costumes in a museum setting. I, for one, will not be passing up this rare and exciting opportunity!