Hartford, Conn., April 10, 2015 – Seeking ideas from the past to make your current fashion statement? Want to learn how clothing design over the past century has informed today’s trends? The Connecticut Historical Society’s (CHS) Haute History: A Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show will help you and the special women in your family boost your style savvy over Mother’s Day weekend.
An 11 a.m. runway show and multi-media event on Saturday May 9 at CHS, 1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, will feature costumes from the 1910s through 1970s that serve as inspiration for vintage-inspired runway looks to be provided by Simon’s Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets.
Celebrity emcee for the event is Judy Goss , TV personality; news correspondent, lifestyle expert and host of the radio show What Women Want on L.A. Talk Radio. Her organization, Over 40 Females®, a live and online networking community that connects, engages and inspires women over the age of 40, is a sponsor of the event. Adding to Goss’ commentary on the vintage-inspired runway styles, CHS experts will discuss how fashion has evolved over the 20th century.
As images of costumes from the CHS collection are projected on the wall behind the runway stage, models wearing designs from Simon’s Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets merchants including Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Tommy Hilfiger, Dooney & Bourke, Gap Factory Store and Nine West will demonstrate how to add vintage touches to any wardrobe.
“At last year’s Katherine Hepburn inspired fashion show, guests wanted to see more of CHS’s beautiful historical costumes,” said Jenny Steadman, CHS adult programs manager. “For the Haute History show we’re giving historical fashion fans what they’ve asked for in a pop-up exhibit that will feature more inspired designs from the 1910s through the 1970’s.” Before and after the show, visitors can take in the pop-up exhibit, enjoy light refreshments and tour the CHS museum galleries.
The Connecticut Historical Society’s Haute History: A Vintage Inspired Fashion Show is supported in part by the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign. Tickets are $20 for CHS and Let’s Go Arts! Members and $25 for non-members, and can be purchased online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1260891.
About the Greater Hartford Arts Council
For more than 40 years, The Greater Hartford Arts Council has provided leadership for the financial success and organizational stability of the arts, heritage and cultural community of Connecticut’s capital region. Formed in 1971 by the corporate community of Hartford, Conn. to support the growing non-profit arts and cultural sector, the Arts Council now supports more than 150 arts, heritage and cultural organizations across a 34-town region in central Connecticut. The organization provides grants, programs and services designed to leverage the arts to strengthen communities, drive the economy and improve the quality of life of 1.2 million residents. For more information, visit LetsGoArts.org.
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About the Connecticut Historical Society
Established in Hartford in 1825, the Connecticut Historical Society is the official state historical society of Connecticut and one of the oldest historical societies in the nation.
Located at 1 Elizabeth Street in Hartford, CHS houses a nonprofit museum, library, archive and education center that is open to the public. The CHS campus houses a research center containing over 3.5 million manuscripts, graphics, books, artifacts and other historical materials.
CHS programs and exhibits help Connecticut residents connect with each other, have conversations that shape our communities and make informed decisions based on our past and present.