Mannequins, Molyneux, and More: My Day in the Fashion History Museum
If you are thinking the mannequin above looks familiar to you, it may be because you've seen her in the book Forties Fashion: From Siren Suits to the New Look by Jonathan Walford. I saw this "gal" again today while visiting Walford, who was kind enough to allow me (with Derrick in tow) over to browse through a sampling of the pieces in the Fashion History Museum collection. The Fashion History Museum is an exciting endeavour which Jonathan and his partner, Kenn Norman, (Kickshaw Productions) are in the process of bringing to fruition. I must say there were so many interesting and beautiful garments in the portion of the collection that I saw that I am not sure which one was my favourite. I love that the collection contains pieces from designers hailing not just from Paris, France, but from countries like Canada and South Africa. I also love that there is a delightful mixture of everything from couture evening gowns to maid's uniforms. SWOON! Many many thanks to Jonathan and Kenn for generously allowing us to visit them to enjoy this collection. Below are only a few of the photos from the day. By popular demand, I may post more later. If you would like to know more about the Fashion History Museum, please visit the Kickshaw Productions informational page. Kickshaw Productions also has a blog and an Etsy shop (proceeds of which help to fund the Museum!).