Opening at Lorenzo this spring, “From Bustle to Bodice” will include full-length replicas, based on historic portraits, of dresses worn by Lorenzo owners Helen Clarissa Lincklaen and her daughter, Helen Lincklaen Fairchild, as well as the dress depicted in a portrait of Helen Clarissa’s mother, Mary Forman Seymour. The exhibit will also feature examples of servants’ clothing, undergarments, children’s costumes and accessories from the historic collections at Lorenzo. Custom fabrications have been designed and created by Dr. Damayanthie Eluwawalage, Associate Professor, SUNY Oneonta and the Peebles Island Resource Center. The exhibit will be on view Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 am to 4:30 pm beginning on May 17 and the exhibition will be featured during The Friends of Lorenzo Garden Gala Party on Friday, June 14.

And since 1997, the reproduction period dress program at the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has made about 360 separate garments for use at various state historic sites throughout New York, including Lorenzo. Staff from the Peebles Island Conservation Center and program participants will show reproduction examples and offer how appropriate period clothing has enhanced historic programming for various museums, exhibitions, special events, demonstrations and school programs. This free program will take place in the Community Room at the Cazenovia Public Library, 100 Albany Street on Monday, May 6 at 12:30 PM

Also at the library, catch a preview of the exhibition “An American Look: Fashion, Decorative Arts and Gustav Stickley” by exhibition curator Jeffrey Mayer before it goes on view at the Everson Museum of Art this June. An associate professor of fashion design and history at Syracuse University and curator of the Genet Costume Collection, Mayer will examine the influence of the Arts and Crafts aesthetic in American fashion. This free program will take place in the Community Room at the Cazenovia Public Library, 100 Albany Street on Thursday at May 16, 7 PM

For more information, please call Diane Voss at (315) 655-3200, ext. 100.

6/17/2016 05:52:45 pm

It is seems to be as close to history as to fashion as it is. A kind of a game-education or something like that.


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