Heirloom Fashion Talk with Curator Margaret Whitehead
Friday, May 21, 2021 |11 AM
Heirloom Fashion Talk
with Curator Margaret Whitehead
Friday, May 21
Blithewold has a collection of more than 100 dresses that belonged to Bessie McKee and her daughter Marjorie Van Wickle Lyon. They date from 1882, beginning with Bessie’s wedding gown, until around 1936. All these costumes undergo significant professional conservation before they are exhibited. This presentation begins by reviewing some of our favorite gowns and then gives an in-depth portrayal of the work involved in conserving Bessie’s 1882 wedding dress.