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History on the catwalk: Shows celebrate fashions of the 1920s and '30s

Above: Model Jen shows off a late 1920s silk dress and jacket with Wisteria patterned stitching, during a special vintage fashion show at the Fort Langley Community Hall on June 1.  Below: Model Virginia dons a beautiful 1922 evening gown from Montreal;  Extra glitz and glam was added to the vintage fashion show with this mid-1920s evening dress. During the 1920s sparkly gowns were thought to be
Above: Model Jen shows off a late 1920s silk dress and jacket with Wisteria patterned stitching, during a special vintage fashion show at the Fort Langley Community Hall on June 1. Below: Model Virginia dons a beautiful 1922 evening gown from Montreal; Extra glitz and glam was added to the vintage fashion show with this mid-1920s evening dress. During the 1920s sparkly gowns were thought to be 'too vulgar' for daylight and therefore could only to be worn after dark and; Model Virginia Newton-Moss struts through the Fort Langley Community Hall in a mint condition outfit circa 1925-1930.
— image credit: Miranda GATHERCOLE/Langley Times photos

From fancy hats to practical footwear and, of course, plenty of glamorous gowns, Vancouver fashion historian Ivan Sayers presented selections from his high-end vintage clothing collection at the Fort Langley Community Hall on Sunday, June 1.

Two fashion shows were held in conjunction with an exhibit at Langley Centennial Museum. Art Deco Chic: Women's Clothing of the 1920s & 1930s, presented by Sayers and fellow fashion historian, Claus Jahnke, continues until Aug. 4.

Langley Centennial Museum is located at 9135 King St. Fort Langley.

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