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Exhibition Opening- Oh What A Night: A Century of Evening Wear (1860-1960)
May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
This exhibition celebrates the glamour and glitter of a hundred years of evening dress with breath-taking selections from the Museum’s clothing and textile collection. Gowns and more gowns, along with a selection of coats, shoes, hats, accessories, and men’s wear, will be on display in The Susan Bishop Gallery. Highlights include a beautifully conserved green velvet House of Worth gown c. 1880, a turquoise silk 1964 Balenciaga dress and matching coat, and even a silk and velvet dress worn to the inauguration ball of President U.S. Grant in 1869! For those who want to be part of the exhibit, email a photograph in your favorite party outfit to firstname.lastname@example.org to be shown on the monitor. This exhibit will run through September 30, 2023. Please visit our website for museum hours, nchistory.org