Monday, January 3, 2011

"Fashion Accessories from Head to Toe": An Upcoming Exhibit at CW

Colonial Williamsburg published a vodcast today, Fashion Accessories from Head to Toe, featuring Linda Baumgarten, Curator of Textiles and Costume at CW.  In the vodcast, she discusses the upcoming exhibit of the same name at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, which will feature approximately 200 clothing accessories from the late 17th to early 19th centuries, from hats to shoes and everything in between.  She also provides viewers with a peek at some of the pieces that will be displayed.  The vodcast also offers another glimpse of the extraordinary work of the CW milliners and their recreation of "Spruce Sportsman, or Beauty the Best Shot,a 1777 fashion print.  Photos of this project can be seen on the Margaret Hunter Shop's facebook page, and a fun behind-the-scenes look at the shooting of the "Spruce Sportsman" video (which will be featured in the exhibit) can be found on the Two Nerdy History Girls blog.  The exhibit is set to open on January 29, 2011 and will run through December 31, 2012.  With the added excitement of the CW costume accessories symposium in March, we are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to see this new exhibit!


lahbluebonnet said...

I've seen a lot of these items at the milliner. It has been great to actually touch everything at the milliner!

Isabella Bradford/Susan Holloway Scott said...

Many thanks for mentioning the Two Nerdy History Girls! We can't wait for the CW exhibition, either -- and we've posted more of the accessories the mantua-makers have recreated on our blog today. Four divine muffs: