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9/8/15

New Fashion D.Fined Exhibit NOW OPEN

 

 

 

NEW FASHION D.FINED EXHIBIT NOW OPEN AT THE DETROIT HISTORICAL MUSEUM,

SPECIAL OPENING EVENT ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

DETROIT- Fashion D-Fined: The Past, Present and Future of Detroit Fashion, a new exhibition showcasing Detroit's role in the fashion industry, is now open in the Booth-Wilkinson Gallery at the Detroit Historical Museum.

            Fashion D-Fined showcases 20th century design and retail alongside the designers and grass roots fashion retailers of today, including costumes from the 1940s, 50s, 60s and even 70s from well-known retailers such as Hudsons, Himelhoch's, Claire Pearone, B. Siegel and Winkelman's

Additionally, today's innovative Detroit designers and retailers are highlighted. Legendary designers John Varvatos, Anna Sui, Tracy Reese, Vicki Sarge and many more creative Detroiters who have made their mark locally and nationally are featured, along with retailers like Carhartt, Will Leather Goods and smaller boutique shops like The Peacock Room.

Visitors will see that Detroit design is so much more than cars!

Fashion D.Fined runs through Spring 2016.

A special opening for Fashion D.Fined takes place Friday, September 11 from 6-10 p.m. at the Detroit Historical Museum. Guests will be able to explore the new exhibit, while enjoying drinks hors d'oeuvres and live models showcasing the work of Detroit designers. For those who like what they see, a series of pop-up shops will be on hand from Detroit Denim, the Peacock Room, Will Leather Goods and more with items to purchase.

Tickets for the event are $40 for general admission and $20 for Detroit Historical Society members, which includes food, two drink tickets and live entertainment. For  more information or to purchase tickets, contact Jennifer DeWall at 313.833.4143 or visit detroithistorical.org.     

            Other exhibits opening this weekend include the 1935 Stout Scarab in the Automotive Showplace,  Start the Presses: 50 Years of the Fifth Estate in the Allesee Gallery of Culture and Documenting Detroit: Architecture in the Detroit Artists Showcase.

The Detroit Historical Museum, located at 5401 Woodward Ave. (NW corner of Kirby) in Midtown Detroit, is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free for all, all the time. Parking in the Museum's lot is $6 at all times. Group tour pricing and information is available by calling 313.833.7979. Permanent exhibits include the famous Streets of Old Detroit, the Allesee Gallery of Culture, Kid Rock Music Lab, Doorway to Freedom: Detroit and the Underground Railroad, Detroit: The "Arsenal of Democracy," the Gallery of Innovation, Frontiers to Factories, America's Motor City, and The Glancy Trains. For more information, call the Museum at 313.833.1805 or check out our website at detroithistorical.org.