Exhibitions

From Rationing to Ravishing

Thursday, September 18, 2014 to Sunday, March 8, 2015

From Rationing to Ravishing:

The Transformation of Women’s Clothing
in the 1940s and 1950s

From jumpsuits to evening gowns, this exhibition will feature rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage.

From the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke̶—the team that created Art Deco Chic—and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, From Rationing to Ravishing will present more than 80 garments. Highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, including Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

This exhibition demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.  It will include features that engage families, including an activity station for kids and adults alike, and the opportunity to virtually try on period garments.

Thanks to our Major Sponsors and Institutional Funders:

Oakridge

Arm & a Leg: Mannequins for Hire

Homes & Living Magazine

The Georgia Straight

Vancouver is Awesome

City of Vancouver

Arts Council of BC

The Province of British Columbia

September 17, 2014 / 7:00 PM
From Rationing to Ravishing Opening Reception

Opening Reception: From Rationing to Ravishing:

The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s
Co-curated by Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke

Event information

This event is only open to MOV Members & invitees only.

You may purchase a membership and reserve your ticket(s) below. Memberships can also be purchased by calling 604.736.4431 or in person/at the door.

Members can bring up to one free guest (1 guest per membership).

Doors 6:30 pm. Start time 7:00pm.

Light refreshments. Cash bar.

Suggested dress: 1940s / 1950s inspired  (What a great excuse to get dressed up!)

Exhibition information

From jumpsuits to evening gowns, this exhibition will feature rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect the changes that World War II had on society.

From the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke, and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, From Rationing to Ravishing will present more than 80 garments. Highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, including Christian Dior, Hardy Amies, and Elsa Schiaparelli. This exhibition will include features that engage families, including an activity station for kids and adults alike, and the opportunity to try on period garments.

Guest Curators: Ivan Sayers, Claus Jahnke
MOV Curators: Viviane Gosselin, Gregory Dreicer
Exhibition Design: 10four design group

October 02, 2014 / 7:00 PM
SOLD OUT - Curator's Talk & Tour: From Rationing to Ravishing, with Ivan Sayers | Oct 2

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Included with general admission | MOV Members attend free | Limited space, advance tickets recommended
Get Tickets: https://oct2ravishingtour.eventbrite.ca

Join Vancouver's preeminent fashion historian and From Rationing to Ravishing guest curator Ivan Sayers for an informative stroll amongst the displays of historic clothing within the exhibition space. Follow along as Ivan describes the evolution of women's fashion from wartime utility to postwar extravagance, and demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

October 26, 2014 / 2:00 PM
SOLD OUT - MOV Members Only: Curator Talk & Tour with Ivan Sayers: From Rationing to Ravishing | Oct 26

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Sunday October 26
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: Free. Only open to MOV Members | Pre-registration is required, space is limited.
Reserve tickets / purchase membership: http://oct26memberstour.eventbrite.ca

It's a great time to become a member!

Join Vancouver's preeminent fashion historian and From Rationing to Ravishing guest curator Ivan Sayers for an informative stroll amongst the displays of historic clothing within the exhibition space. Follow along as Ivan describes the evolution of women's fashion from wartime utility to postwar extravagance, and demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

 

November 08, 2014 / 2:00 PM
SOLD OUT - MOV Members Only: Curator Talk & Tour with Ivan Sayers: From Rationing to Ravishing | Nov 8

*This tour is sold out*

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Saturday November 8
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: Free. Only open to MOV Members | Pre-registration is required, space is limited.
Reserve tickets / purchase membership: http://nov8memberstour.eventbrite.ca

It's a great time to become a member!

 Join Vancouver's preeminent fashion historian and From Rationing to Ravishing guest curator Ivan Sayers for an informative stroll amongst the displays of historic clothing within the exhibition space. Follow along as Ivan describes the evolution of women's fashion from wartime utility to postwar extravagance, and demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

 

November 22, 2014 / 7:00 PM
SOLD OUT - Fashion Show: From Rationing to Ravishing, with Ivan Sayers | Nov 22

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $20 General | $18 Seniors & Students | $14 MOV Members | Limited space, advance tickets recommended
Get Tickets: http://nov22ravishingfashionshow.eventbrite.ca

Enhance your knowledge of 1940s and 1950s women’s fashions at this live fashion show produced and narrated by fashion historian and guest curator Ivan Sayers. It will feature exceptional examples from Ivan’s private collection and collections of his friends, complementing the exhibition experience.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

November 29, 2014 / 2:00 PM
MOV Members-Only Curator Talk and Tour with Ivan Sayers: From Rationing to Ravishing

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Saturday November 29
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: Free. Only open to MOV Members | Pre-registration is required, space is limited.
Reserve tickets / purchase membership: http://nov29memberstour.eventbrite.ca

It's a great time to become a member!

 Join Vancouver's preeminent fashion historian and From Rationing to Ravishing guest curator Ivan Sayers for an informative stroll amongst the displays of historic clothing within the exhibition space. Follow along as Ivan describes the evolution of women's fashion from wartime utility to postwar extravagance, and demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

 

December 04, 2014 / 7:00 PM
SOLD OUT - Curator's Talk & Tour: From Rationing to Ravishing, with Ivan Sayers | Dec 4

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Included with general admission | MOV Members attend free | Limited space, advance tickets recommended
Get Tickets: https://dec4ravishingtour.eventbrite.ca

Join Vancouver's preeminent fashion historian and From Rationing to Ravishing guest curator Ivan Sayers for an informative stroll amongst the displays of historic clothing within the exhibition space. Follow along as Ivan describes the evolution of women's fashion from wartime utility to postwar extravagance, and demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

January 17, 2015 / 7:00 PM
Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye - An Evening of Song with Patricia Hammond

Direct from London England, singing sensation Patricia Hammond takes her audience back in time with this evening of song inspired by the Museum of Vancouver’s feature exhibition, ‘From Rationing to Ravishing.’ Be transported on a lyrical journey with ‘rationing-era’ songs like, “Wish me Luck as you Wave me Goodbye,” to ‘ravishing’ post-war tunes such as, “She Wears Red Feathers and a Huly-Huly Skirt.” A cash bar will also be available to enhance the evening’s enjoyment! Hammond will be accompanied by accomplished guitarist Budge Schachte.

Admission: $20 General | $18 Seniors & Students | $5 MOV Members
Get Tickets: https://wishmeluck.eventbrite.ca

Come early or stay after the show for included admission to MOV feature exhibition From Rationing to Ravishing.

Hammond is spearheading a revival of songs from 1870-1950, using her classical vocal training and encyclopedic knowledge of historic performance to reach audiences of all ages with her passion. Growing up in a house that contained thousands of 78-RPM records, Hammond collected and played old sheet music from the age of nine. Classically trained in British Columbia and Switzerland, she moved to the UK in 2001 and has appeared as a soloist in Europe and North America, singing in Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre, Geneva’s Victoria Hall, the Bruges Concertgebeouw and London’s Queen Elizabeth and Royal Festival Halls under Ivan Fischer and Sir Simon Rattle with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. In opera, Hammond has appeared at the Wexford Festival, Covent Garden’s Linbury Theatre and the Herodus Atticus Theatre in Athens.

Schachte has worked with a stellar cast of diverse artists including; play-write Tomson Highway, Ache Brazil, Denis Chang, Coco Trevisano, Jesse Zubot, Sal Ferreras, John Korsrud, Olam, Jennifer Scott, Leora Cashe, Chor Leoni Mens Choir, and the Budge Schachte Quartet, as well as numerous symphony orchestra shows with Tango Paradiso, and recently (2013) with the VSO playing John Adams "El Nino." He appears on several film soundtracks as well as composing, performing and recording his first feature film soundtrack for the film, "Love And Other Dilemmas".

February 19, 2015 / 7:00 PM
SOLD OUT - Joy Runs Deeper: The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs West Coast Launch

Joy Runs Deeper: The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs West Coast Launch

The Museum of Vancouver is pleased to be hosting the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre and the Azrieli Foundation’s Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Series West Coast Launch of Joy Runs Deeper, by Bronia & Joseph Beker

Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 3J9
Admission: Free, but space is limited. This event is now sold out. Join the waitlist at https://joyrunsdeeper.eventbrite.ca.

Featuring Jeanne Beker: Journalist and author. Those in attendance will receive a complimentary copy of Joy Runs Deeper.

Museum of Vancouver feature exhibition by donation for attendees of the launch: From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women's Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s.

Jeanne Beker will be reading from her parents’ memoir, Joy Runs Deeper at the Museum of Vancouver on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:00PM. Bronia and Joseph Beker paint a colourful picture of prewar life in Kozowa, a small town in eastern Poland where they met and fell in love. When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, everything changed. Until their liberation, the Bekers were first confined to a ghetto and then on the run, relying on the kindness of strangers — and luck. They were adamant about telling their daughters every detail of their war experience, time and time again.

Coinciding with the West Coast launch of Joy Runs Deeper is the Museum of Vancouver exhibition, From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s. This exhibition features rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. From the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke, this exhibition demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.

This program is presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in partnership with the Azrieli Foundation and the Museum of Vancouver. The Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program was established by the Azrieli Foundation to collect, preserve and share the memoirs written by Holocaust survivors who came to Canada after the war. The program is guided by the conviction that such stories play an important role in education about tolerance and diversity and pay tribute to those who risked their lives to save others.

February 21, 2015 / 2:00 PM
MOV Members-Only Curator Talk and Tour with Ivan Sayers: From Rationing to Ravishing | Feb 21

MOV Members-Only Curator Talk and Tour with Ivan Sayers: From Rationing to Ravishing

Join us for a guided tour with Ivan Sayers

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: Free. Only open to MOV Members | Pre-registration is required, space is limited.
Reserve tickets / purchase membership: http://movmemberstourfeb21.eventbrite.ca

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

February 28, 2015 / 2:00 PM
SOLD OUT - Fashion Show: From Rationing to Ravishing, with Ivan Sayers | Feb 28

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: $20 General | $18 Seniors & Students | $14 MOV Members | Limited space, advance tickets recommended
Get Tickets: This event is sold out.

Enhance your knowledge of 1940s and 1950s women’s fashions at this live fashion show produced and narrated by fashion historian and guest curator Ivan Sayers. It will feature exceptional examples from Ivan’s private collection and collections of his friends, complementing the exhibition experience.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, The Butler Did It Catering, Lonsdale Events Rentals the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

Museum Of Vancouver 'From Rationing to Ravishing' Part 1 on Shaw TV

Video (Posted: 18/09/14)

Ivan Sayers Interview - Part 1 on Go! Vancouver

Johanna Ward from Go! Vancouver (on Shaw) interviews Ivan Sayers about From Rationing to Ravishing

Museum of Vancouver 'From Rationing to Ravishing' Part 2 on Shaw TV

Video (Posted: 18/09/14)

Ivan Sayers Interview - Part 2 on Go! Vancouver

Johanna Ward from Go! Vancouver (on Shaw) interviews Ivan Sayers about From Rationing to Ravishing
Video (Posted: 18/09/14)
Ivan Sayers Interview - Part 1 on Go! Vancouver
Video (Posted: 18/09/14)
Ivan Sayers Interview - Part 2 on Go! Vancouver
August 27, 2014 / 12:27 PM
Ravishing exhibition revisits fashion trends of the 1940s and 1950s

(Vancouver, BC) — The Museum of Vancouver is excited to announce the opening of From Rationing to Ravishing on September 18, 2014. This exhibition will feature rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing that reflect how WWII changed society.

From the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke—the team that created Art Deco Chic—and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, From Rationing to Ravishing will present more than 80 historic garments and accessories. Highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, including Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

The exhibition also includes a dress from Ceil Chapman, who produced high-quality, French-inspired garments. She was reportedly Marilyn Monroe’s favourite designer and counted Elizabeth Taylor and Mamie Van Doren as famous clients. Lauren Bacall’s shoes, Peruvian soprano Yma Sumac’s dress suit and a suit from Miss Germany 1955 will also be on display.

“In From Rationing to Ravishing, we tried to bring together a collection of garments and accessories that illustrate a variety of historical references,” stated Sayers, one of Canada’s preeminent fashion historians. Jahnke elaborates, “We chose the artifacts for their relevance, their appearance, and their stories.” This exhibition will demonstrate how historical events continue to shape our lives.

From Rationing to Ravishing is the second installment in a continuing series of fashion exhibitions with Sayers and Jahnke. Sayers—who thinks of his exhibitions as lessons in history—claims, “No era is better illustrated by an examination of its clothing than the period of World War II and the postwar years of recovery and rebuilding.“ During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness; clothes were influenced by the need for practicality and economy. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned and then, in the 1950s, influenced by indulgence and amusement, designers made girlishness the rage.

From Rationing to Ravishing will include participatory features that engage families, including an activity station for kids and adults alike, and the opportunity to digitally wear period garments. Over the exhibition’s run, MOV will host a number of history-themed events, including two fashion shows that feature exceptional examples from Sayers’ private collection and two “talk and tour” events, also led by Sayers. 

Fashion history enthusiasts will get a sneak peek into the curators’ collection at Oakridge Centre, where five glamorous garments will be on display from September 11th through the 21st. Susan Nicol, General Manager at Oakridge Centre explains their commitment to this exhibition: “As a fashion and style destination in Vancouver for over 55 years, Oakridge Centre has been a driver of the evolution of fashion in the lower mainland. We are excited to partner with the Museum of Vancouver to showcase some of the significant trends of the past and to help bring to the community a little of our shared history.”

From Rationing to Ravishing: the Transformation of Women's Fashion in the 1940s and 1950s, opens to the public on September 18th; set to close on March 8th, 2015. Additional exhibition and event information can be found at www.museumofvancouver.ca/ravishing

 

MOV Events:

Curator's Talk & Tour: From Rationing to Ravishing, with Ivan Sayers

  • Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 7:00pm
  • Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:00pm
  • Additional members-only dates to be announced

Join Vancouver's preeminent fashion historian and From Rationing to Ravishing guest curator Ivan Sayers for an informative stroll amongst displays of historic clothing within the exhibition space. Follow Ivan as he describes the evolution of women's fashion from wartime utility to postwar extravagance.

Fashion Show: From Rationing to Ravishing, with Ivan Sayers

  • Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:00pm
  • Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2:00pm

Fashion historian and guest curator Ivan Sayers will produce and narrate live fashion shows that complement From Rationing to Ravishing. These shows will feature exceptional examples from Ivan’s own private collection and others.

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High resolution images can be downloaded from this Dropbox:

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For additional information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

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mconstable@museumofvancouver.ca / 604-730-5309

 

Press kit includes Press release, web resolution images and co-curator biographies.