The famous French fashion designer, Coco Chanel, once said, “Fashion changes, but style endures.”
Over the centuries, fashions have changed as the making of clothes has evolved.
Running now through Oct. 23, the exhibit explores changes in apparel creation from the days of hand sewing to today’s “fast fashions” made through off-shore production.
It features dozens of outfits that span several decades, including tuxedos, evening gowns, and business attire from different generations.
A must-see for anyone interested in fashion, the exhibit explores how changes in manufacturing changed our clothes. It includes displays on fit and pattern, construction, care and maintenance and informalization.
The free display is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon until 6 p.m. each day at 296 McDermot Avenue.
The Costume Museum was created in 1953 when the Women’s Institute began holding fashion shows as fundraisers.
In 1983, the museum officially opened in Dugald, MB, with its collection of 35,000 artifacts.
In 2007, the museum moved to Winnipeg, and in 2010, the permanent gallery closed to the public. Since then, the museum has offered pop-up exhibits, educational programs, hat shows, and historic fashion shows.
For more information, visit the Museum’s website at costumemuseumcanada.com
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