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From Rationing to Ravishing Opening Reception: RSVP for Members / VIPs @MOV Sept. 17

Museum of Vancouver

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM (PDT)

From Rationing to Ravishing Opening Reception: RSVP...

Ticket Information

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RSVP: Invitation Recipient (MOV Members & VIP Invitees)
This section is for the invitation recipient(s). ----------------------------------------------------------- Please only select a quantity of 2 if there are two names on your invitation (for example, if you have a Dual membership). ----------------------------------------------------------- For FAMILY memberships: This event is geared towards adults, however, maximum 3 youth (ages 5-18) may accompany you. Youth do NOT need to RSVP.
Ended Free  
RSVP: Accompanying Guest
Select "1" if you are bringing a guest. Only one accompanying guest per invitation. The name of your guest is not required.
Ended Free  
Unable to attend, but thanks! Ended Free  

Event Details

 RSVP to the Opening Reception: From Rationing to Ravishing:
The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s

Welcome - you have recieved an invitation to this exclusive Opening Reception!

Please RSVP and indicate if you are bringing one guest. (One guest in total per invitation.)

Event information

6:30pm Event starts / galleries open  (Please allow time for paid parking & admission)
7:00pm Remarks

Light refreshments. Cash bar.
Suggested dress:
Inspired by the 1940s / 1950s

Exhibition information

From jumpsuits to evening gowns, this exhibition will feature rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect the changes that World War II had on society. From the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke, and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, From Rationing to Ravishing will present more than 80 garments. Highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, including Christian Dior, Hardy Amies, and Elsa Schiaparelli. This exhibition will include features that engage families, including an activity station for kids and adults alike, and the opportunity to try on period garments.

Guest Curators: Ivan Sayers, Claus Jahnke
MOV Curators: Viviane Gosselin, Gregory Dreicer
Exhibition Design: 10four design group
Photography: Tanya Goehring | Post Photography

Have additional guests who want to attend?

Additional tickets can only be obtained by becoming a Member of the Museum of Vancouver.
Purchase / gift a membership & reserve tickets to the opening reception:

- Online:
- Through Visitor Services: in person or by phone 604.736.4431
- At the door

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