Treasures from Trunks: The Story of the Dugald Ladies Fashion Review

Creator(s): Costume Museum of Canada

This exhibit describes how a group of rural Manitoba women chose the feminine vehicles of clothing and accessories to ensure that the histories of their families and that of their community would not be lost. Calling themselves the Dugald Ladies Fashion Review, they gathered garments their forebears had lovingly created or purchased for special occasions. These precious articles, passed from generation to generation, reflect the lives of their owners as well as the social history of the wider society of the time. While most of the women who began this project over 50 years ago have now passed away, the images and the words they have left behind will live forever.

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