Once we have raised enough funds for the museum, we look forward to installing and planning our exhibits in our very own museum space located in our boutique. Stop by to see the latest exhibit!
Ehibition - Dressed for History: Why Costume Collections Matter
Exhibit on display from March 16, 2023 – December 3, 2023
Clothing is the most personal of artefacts. It reveals so much about who we are, what we do and what we value. Clothing conveys information about occupation, social and economic status, gender and cultural identity and political and religious affiliation.
Four remarkable historical costume collectors have recognized the importance of preserving costumes to document the past and inspire our present and future. Ivan Sayers, Claus Jahnke, Melanie Talkington and the members of the BC Society for the Museum of Original Costume (SMOC) are fashion historians with significant collections that feature some of the rarest garments and fabrics in the world.
The Museum of Vancouver has invited these collectors to share their deep knowledge of costume history by showcasing pieces from their collections. Dressed for History: Why Costume Collections Matter makes the case that fashion and costumes are significant and enduring expressions of personal identity and of political and social change. This exhibition confirms Vancouver as home to world-class costume interpreters, collectors and historians.
For more info visit the MOV at https://museumofvancouver.ca/dressed-for-history
Inside Out: Womens Fashion from Foundation to Silhouette
Antique Corset Exhibition I
The ACE was hosted at Hycroft Manor in Vancouver. It was our first corset event to showcase the collection and give Vancouverites an opportunity to dress fully corseted!
Antique Corset Exhibition II
Due to great interest, we hosted another even at Hycroft Manor in 2012 to showcase the collection and have a wonderful excuse to dress up in our corsets!
Photo credit to Tallulah Photography and Shimona Henry
Antique Corset Exhibition III
Our third event at Hycroft Manor was in 2013. Not only did guests dress up in corsets, but we provided the crowd with a tutorial of how women dressed in their underpinnings, featuring authentic antique underpinnings and a Victorian corset made by Lace Embrace Atelier.
Cora Harrington of The Lingerie Addict filmed a video at our Antique Corset Ball in 2013 at Hycroft Manor in Vancouver.