Open Winter 2023
Fashion Through the Pages
Tour Elaine von Bruns’ latest creation, Fashion Through the Pages, an exhibit featuring everything from the big wigs at the courts of Louis XIV and XV in Diderot’s Encyclopédie to Mary Todd Lincoln’s personal dressmaker to dazzling gowns in the color plates of period novels like Pride and Prejudice.
See fashions on paper and porcelain, children’s clothing trends in St. Nicholas Magazine, Art Deco cover girls with over-the-top hats, famous top-hatters, a caged corset, a satire of A. A. Milne’s When We Were Very Young, and much more.
Fashion Through the Pages is free and open to all during the Athenaeum’s regular open hours:
Tuesday – Friday, 1:00–6:00 P.M.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 P.M.