The Fashion and Tea held on Sunday, May 28, 2017, was a huge success and a wonderful kickoff to a year of celebrations planned by the RM100 Committee. Many of us did not know what to expect from the afternoon and were completely delighted by the Costume Museum of Canada’s exceptional collection, commentary, and wonderful models. The showcase of men’s, women’s and children’s fashions from the past two hundred years, certainly did teach us a few things:
- No matter how much we desire the fashion of the late 1800’s – I don’t think any of us want to go through the discomfort on a daily basis – boning can stay in the past!
- No matter how much we adore the simple, yet elegant fashions of the early 1900’s – I don’t think any of us wants to spend that much time with an iron in our hands.
- Men’s and Women’s bathing suits have come a long way, perhaps there is something to learn from there – a little more cover wouldn’t be so bad, would it?
- The layers, upon layers, upon layers can stay in the past, thank-you!
- Undergarments have come a long way and we should be thankful for indoor plumbing!
- The clothing of the ’70s had the room erupting with laughter – perhaps it’s good that it ended – well maybe the shoes should stay.
- The Charleston totally needs to make a comeback and it needs to bring the flapper with it.
A big shout out and thank you to some of our local councilors (Loren Schinkel, Doug Marks, Frank Terra, and Keegan Sveinson) who traded the politics and gavels for teapots and towels and served tea to our guests.
We hope you all enjoyed the event as much as we did! If you didn’t make it down, or just want to relive some of your favorite parts of the day, 7/10 Photography has put together a collection of images for us.