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UPCOMING EVENTS

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TAILORED TITLES BOOK CLUB

Last Thursday of every month, 7 p.m.

The FHM book club chooses books that always have an element of fashion. Contact Rachelb@fashionhistorymuseum.com if you would like to be added to the book club.

January’s Book: The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester,
Zoom meeting Thursday, January 26th, 7-8:30 pm.

February’s Book: The Battle of Versailles by Robin Givhan,
Zoom meeting Thursday, February 23rd 7-8:30 pm.

March's Book: TBA

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JANUARY WHITE SALE

January 26 - 28, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

We are keeping up the tradition of the'January White' sale, that was started by department stores in the late 19th century. Our sale will feature not just linens, but also sewing notions, fabric yardage, vintage patterns, antique lace and buttons.


The sale will be held Thursday, January 26 - Saturday, January 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free (exhibitions galleries are closed as they will be undergoing exhibition changes.)

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REOPENING MARCH 15, 2023

With all new exhibitions!

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TORONTO VINTAGE CLOTHING SALE

April 1 & 2

We will be bringing lots of great vintage spring dresses and coats, hats for an Easter promenade, jewellery, and menswear... see you then!

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UPCYCLING CHALLENGE

Coming This Spring!

These patchwork outfits by Andrealage for spring 2023 are made from scraps of fabric that were destined for the trash! 

This inspired us to create an upcycling challenge for sewing enthusiasts to create something new and desirable from something old and unloved. We have asked 12 creative sewers to upcycle the mystery contents of a box, supplied by the Fashion History museum into a wearable garment or accessory. The finished works will be displayed this spring at an event, with the 'Best in Show' piece being acquired by the museum's permanent collection.

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TEAS AND TALKS

Coming this Spring

We will be holding several themed teas this spring, including a special Easter tea, Mother's Day tea, and a Coronation tea. We will also be introducing Sunday afternoon curatorial talks featuring different themes and special treasures in our collection...

What's On: Exhibitions

2023 EXHIBITIONS

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FIBRE TO FASHION

Orientation exhibition that tells the story behind the seams. Follow the manufacturing process and history of basic fibres as they are transformed into fabric and fashion.

300 YEARS OF FASHION: 1720 - 2020

Follow the changing silhouette in forty examples of fashion from the past three hundred years.

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THE BEAD GOES ON: BOB MACKIE GOWNS FOR CHER

Our showcase features twelve examples of Bob Mackie's designs for Cher, dating from 1971 to 1981. Every example featuring the touchstones of his work: exquisite beadwork, illusion nudity, dramatic cuts, and glamour glamour glamour!

CORONATION COMMEMORATION

Textile souvenirs from past coronations highlight walls of Gallery '29

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WEARING WATERLOO

The McKee cases will feature local fashions from the Waterloo Region (1973 - 2023), formerly known as Waterloo County (1853 - 1973). Savage Shoes, Hathaway shirts, Ingo sweaters... and more.

What's On: Exhibitions
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