Wisconsin Women of Style


by Cindy McManus

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily at 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM from January 14, 2014 until March 29, 2014

Location: Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI

Phone: 608-264-6555

Email: museum@wisconsinhistory.org

Link: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/calendar/index.asp?id=3319

Event Description

While Wisconsin may not be thought of as a fashion hub, prominent women from the state have been at the forefront of style since the beginning of Parisian haute couture.
To showcase the state’s fashion roots, Wisconsin Women of Style is on display at the Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N. Carroll St., Madison, now through March 29.
The limited engagement exhibit features spectacular and historically significant gowns and garments from the Mount Mary University Historic Costume Collection and Wisconsin Historical Society. The exhibition tells the story of the dresses and women who wore them.

On Tuesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m., the Wisconsin Historical Society will host a dinner and special presentation by Gaston on the stage wardrobe of Lynn Fontanne.
Fontanne was a major stage star for 40 years and established herself as "the best dressed actress of Broadway."
Learn what the actress did to transform herself from an awkward tomboy to an elegant leading lady and see one of her stunning dresses on display as part of the museum exhibit Wisconsin Women of Style.
The dinner event is $30 per person and reservations must be made by March 3.
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