2007-03-29 / News

Vogue highlights Newport fashion

"What She Wears at Newport!" was the headline article of the August 26,1909 issue of Vogue, reporting on the most minute details of what was worn at the fashionable beaches and about town.

This perennial comment is the inspiration for The Preservation Society of Newport County's 2007 costume exhibition at Rosecliff, In Vogue: Newport and the American Fashion Press 1880-1920.

In Vogue will showcase 22 Gilded Age costumes, including women's, men's and children's wear. Highlights include a c.1885 afternoon dress, and a c.1910 evening dress by Maison Worth of Paris.

The exhibition, curated by Preservation Society dress historian Rebecca Kelly, will showcase not only clothing, but a full range of accessories, illustrations and photographs of the period.

The exhibit, included as part of the regular Rosecliff mansion tour, will be on display in the Lesley Bogart Crawford gallery on the second floor from April 8 through November 16. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.NewportMansions.org.

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