UPCOMING EVENTS

TAILORED TITLES INK. 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.

August book: A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier

September book: TBA

October book: TBA

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ENCORE POP-UP SHOP OPEN NOW UNTIL LABOUR DAY WEEKEND

Wednesday/Thursday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Encore Vintage is the museum's summer pop-up shop at 35 Queen Street, just a block from the museum. All proceeds from the sale of vintage clothing, housewares, furniture, and books go to the care and growth of the Fashion History Museum's permanent collection.

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TORONTO VINTAGE CLOTHING SALE

Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25

Join us for our return to the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show. The last time we attended was March 2020, so we have a lot of great stock to bring to the Toronto market for the first time! All proceeds go to the care and growth of the Fashion History Museum's permanent collection.

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A TITANIC TEA

Saturday Oct 1, Saturday Oct 8, and Sunday Oct 9
1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Experience a recreation of the same afternoon tea served aboard the Titanic, April 14, 1912

Saturday, October 1 - two seatings - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Saturday, October 8 - two seatings - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Sunday, October 9 - two seatings - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

$25.00, plus taxes and Eventbrite fee

This does not include admission to the museum, which is to be paid upon arrival (Adults $12.00, Seniors & Students $8.00, Youth (18 and under), and Members are free.


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BOOK LAUNCH: UNSINKABLE LUCILE

Sunday, October 2, 2 p.m.

Join us for the launch of the book Unsinkable Lucile, with the true story of how a girl raised on a Canadian farm, became a fashion designer for high society, as well as a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic. Text by Hugh Brewster, illustrations by Laurie McGaw. We will be unveiling a treasure from our collection for the event with the addition of our 1911 Lucille gown in our 300 Years of Fashion exhibition.

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DECEMBER BOOK SALE

December 1 - 31

Our third annual book sale will take place again during the month of December. Rare, out of print, and just great books on the topics of fashion, design, architecture, antiques, photography, art, and more are for sale this month. Also, a great selection of period magazines such as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. All proceeds go to the care and growth of the Fashion History Museum's library.

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

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FIBRE TO FASHION

Now Open                            Entrance Hall

A new addition to the museum is an orientation exhibition that tells the story behind the seams. Follow the history behind the manufacturing process of fibre to fabric to fashion.

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PORTRAITS FROM MALI

Now Open                       Gallery 1929

This gallery, restored to look much like it did when it was Hespeler's new post office in 1929, is now our reception hall and print gallery. Our first exhibition for 2021 will feature two Mali photographers, Seydou Keita and Malick Sidibe, as they captured the people and their clothing between 1949 and 1972, as the country transitioned from its colonial past as the French Sudan.

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THREE HUNDRED YEARS OF FASHION: 1720 - 2020

Now Open                         Decades Gallery

This semi-permanent installation, with a rotation of garments, features a history of the changing silhouette from 1720 to 2020.
Within this gallery is Centre Stage - a showcase that features changing themes of fashion history.

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FROCK ON!

Now Open                      Centre Stage

As radio broadcasts increased in the 1920s, popular music soon found an enthusiastic young audience. Over the next century, from flappers to rappers, clothes and music became entwined as certain fashionable looks became uniquely associated with musical genres.

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SPECS APPEAL

Now Open                    The McGill Cases

These c. 1912 mahogany cases feature accessories from our collection. This year's exhibition of eyewear was originally called 20/20 and was scheduled to open last year, but we don't like that exhibition title anymore...