Fashion on Display

FGI, Vintage Couture, and the Henry Art Gallery

Get inside the UW’s costume and textile collection with a local fashion insider.

By Laura Cassidy June 15, 2012

The FGI’s fashion history presentation centers on Parisian fashion and begins at the beginning—with the House of Worth.

WHERE: Henry Art Gallery

WHAT: Can’t get to the Met’s Costume Institute’s show in New York? This evening of Parisian haute couture history works as a good local substitute.

Diane Katz of Seattle’s Fashion Group International collaborates with the Henry’s costume gallery to present a "couture tour." From the iconic House of Worth (where they pretty much invented fashion) to Dior, Givenchy, and Patou, the designer and historian offers not just a dialog but the actual garments. UW’s costume and textile collection contains nearly 18,000 objects—who knew?

WHEN: Thursday, June 21 at 6:30; a very limited number of tickets are on sale now. You do not have to be a member of FGI to attend this event.

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