Entertainment

Fashion meets history in pair of Sunday shows

  -
— image credit:

The Langley Centennial Museum is hosting two Fashion Shows with Vancouver's Ivan Sayers on Sunday, June 1, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Fort Langley Community Hall in Fort Langley.

The Fashion Shows complement the Langley Centennial Museum's current exhibit, Claus Jahnke and Ivan Sayers' Art Deco Chic: Women's Clothing of the 1920s & 1930s.

The Art Deco movement had a profound influence on the world of fashion in the 1920s and 1930s, when examples of applied art styles first inspired and reflected the trend for modernism, cubism, and simplicity.

Prior to the First World War (1914-1918), fashionable women presented themselves as a series of ornate curves dressed in complex, tailored garments and often heavily corseted.

After the brutality and disillusionment of the war, practicality, simplicity, and even austerity became the norm, even the ideal. Figures exaggerated with corsets and padding were replaced by figures hidden under loose-fitting, sack-like garments in the chemise style in the 1920s.  In the 1930s the natural figure re-emerged, but in fashions that echoed the repeated geometry of the Art Deco style.

The fashion shows provide Mr. Sayers with the opportunity to share his wealth of knowledge about the fashions of the day to a captivated audience.  His wit and humour — coupled with the history of the fashions and the people who wore them — makes the experience unforgettable.

Tickets are $20. Contact the Langley Centennial Museum at 604-532-3536 for more information or to get your tickets before they are gone.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Langley egg farm hit with bird flu
 
Captain Curtis: Hodgson selected to wear Stealth ‘C’
 
Apartment vacancy rates drop, rents rise in Lower Mainland
Langley Secondary School closure considered
 
Shining a light on the season
 
Nutcracker thrills
Messiah comes to St. Pat’s church
 
Irish Tenors play River Rock
 
The Westwynds host Christmas show in Steveston

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.