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Royal Ontario Museum – An Evening Of Couture Glamour

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THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM IN ASSOCIATION WITH
ELIZABETH MASON PRESENT AN EVENING OF COUTURE GLAMOUR IN
CHANEL, DIOR & BALENCIAGA: FABULOUS 50′S FLASHFORWARD’

 


HOLLYWOOD’S “PAPER BAG PRINCESS” WARMS UP TORONTO
WITH THE HOTTEST IN VINTAGE COUTURE THIS SPRING

 

TORONTO, Ontario, February 27, 2003: The sophisticated elegance of 1950′s couture graces the halls of the Royal Ontario Museum during ‘Chanel, Dior & Balenciaga: Fabulous 50′s Flashforward,’ a special, one-night vintage fashion show to be held Thursday, March 27, 2003, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Hosted by vintage fashion celebrity and author Elizabeth Mason, the evening will feature some of the most elegant and luxurious designs of the decade chosen from her collection. One of North America’s leading vintage couture experts and owner of The Paper Bag Princess boutiques in Toronto, Canada and Los Angeles, Mason will be available to sign copies of her book, “Valuable Vintage” available from Random House publishing.

Notes Mason, “Hollywood celebrity has long tapped into the enduring appeal and undeniable sophistication of fashions from the past. Good design is timeless, with many of today’s most stylish celebrities embracing that notion wholeheartedly.”

A unique celebration of the styles and fashion that lent an era its unmistakable glamour, ‘Chanel, Dior & Balenciaga: Fabulous 50′s Flashforward’ took its inspiration from the current ROM exhibit Elite Elegance: Couture Fashion in the 1950s. For one extraordinary evening, the ROM’s Currelly Gallery will be transformed into an elegant catwalk for the presentation of these highly coveted fashions. The collection will be beautifully augmented with vintage jewelry from Carole Tanenbaum’s collection as well as jewelry specifically designed for the occasion in the style of the 1950′s by the Georgian College jewelry graduates. Also included in the presentation will be two 50′s couture ensembles, reminiscent of the period and designed and created by Ryerson University Fashion graduates.

Internationally renowned make-up experts M.A.C. will provide the make-up services while the models hair will be styled by John Steinberg and Associates. Adding to the ambience of the event will be the Chet Valiant Combo, who will set the mood with the performance of 50′s swing music both before and after the show.

Media Information:
Date Thursday March 27, 2003
Time 7-9 PM
Place Royal Ontario Museum (pre-show in the Eaton Court; Fashion show in the Currelly Gallery)
Cost General public $50
ROM members, seniors, students $40

Ticket Information call 416 586 5797, or purchase online at , and click What’s On for March 27, 2003.


{mosimage}Elizabeth Mason is the owner of The Paper Bag Princess, a noted vintage clothing boutique in Los Angeles. She has made national television appearances on the Oprah Show, Access Hollywood, the Style Network, and CNN, has been featured in several major magazines, and is the author of The Rag Street Journal. In addition, she conducts regular vintage clothing auctions for eBay and has staged fashion shows and exhibitions for Sotheby’s. She lives in Los Angeles, California
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