Connecticut Historical Society to Host Haute History: A Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show on May 9

March 18, 2015 · Press Releases

Hartford, Conn., March 18, 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 make the connection.

Vintage Fashions

Four generations of fashion, revisited in today’s styles

The perfect Mother’s Day weekend outing

In two runway shows on Saturday May 9 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at CHS, 1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, Haute History will feature costumes from the 1910s through 1970s that serve as inspiration for vintage-inspired runway looks that will be provided by Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets.

As images of costumes from the CHS collection are projected on the wall behind the runway stage, models will demonstrate how to add vintage touches to any wardrobe.

Adding perspective to the runway show, CHS experts and commentators will explain the design and history of twentieth-century fashion and the connection to today’s styles. Before and after the two shows, visitors can tour a pop-up exhibit that features costumes from the 1910s through the 1970’s, enjoy light refreshments and tour the museum galleries.

Tickets are $20 for CHS and Let’s Go Arts! Members and $25 for non-members, and can be purchased online at

Thank you to our sponsor:

Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets

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.

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