Thursday, September 13, 2012

Embellishments: Constructing Victorian Detail Opens

Opening reception:
Friday, September 14, 5-7:00 PM. 
All are welcome.

Twenty-five Victorian era garments and accessories from the UNH Irma Bowen Textile Collection will be on display. Join Guest Curator, Astrida Schaeffer, in an exploration of the aesthetics of nineteenth century clothing design and a close-up look at how their embellishments were constructed. 

The accompanying book, published by Blue Tree, with sumptuous photography by Brian Smestad and detailed instructions by author Astrida Schaeffer, provide insight and inspiration for reviving these techniques.

The exhibition is sponsored by the University Museum, Blue Tree, and Fabric Place Basement and funded in part by the E. Ruth Buxton Stephenson Memorial Fund and the UNH Center for the Humanities.

For more information:
For parking and hours, please see our visitor information.

Photography courtesy Brian Smestad
Walking Dress, 1883-86; Silk satin and silk taffeta

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