Detroit Fashion Exhibit Opens at Historical Museum


Fashion D-Fined: The Past, Present and Future of Detroit Fashion, a new exhibition showcasing Detroit’s role in the fashion industry, is now open in the Booth-Wilkinson Gallery at the Detroit Historical Museum. 

The exhibit, which runs through spring 2016, showcases 20th century design and retail, including costumes from the 1940s-1970s from Hudsons, Himelhoch’s, Claire Pearone, B. Siegel, and Winkelman’s. Detroit designers and retailers, such as John Varvatos, Anna Sui, Tracy Reese, Vicki Sarge, Carhartt, Will Leather Goods, The Peacock Room, and more, will also be featured.

A special opening for the exhibit takes place 6-10 p.m. Friday at the museum, 5401 Woodward Ave. Guests will be able to explore the new exhibit, while enjoying drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a series of pop-up shops, and live models showcasing the work of Detroit designers. 

Tickets for the event, which includes food, two drink tickets, and live entertainment, are $40 for general admission and $20 for Detroit Historical Society members. 

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