Tag: fashion

Illustrated Happy Hour: History of Hand Fan

Here’s your special Saturday edition of Illustrated Happy Hour and we are bringing the FASHION to your weekend. Browse The Grace Museum’s rarely-seen but beautiful Folding Fan collection and learn the history of hand fans while enjoying the very fashionable Cosmopolitan cocktail as demonstrated by @Cypress Street Station. Then grab your watercolors and paint along at the end.

Film Friday: Victorian Mustache Fashion

The Victorian Era fashion (1837-1901) was a time marked by immense changes in technology and distribution as well as elaborate and creative trends. The mass production of sewing machines in the 1850s and introduction of synthetic dyes in clothing led to more affordable fashions for the middle class. Fashion magazines and distribution also led to the broader distribution of fashionable trends. For women – the Victorian era placed them mostly in domestic roles and their fashion was a representation of their station in society. For men, it seems, facial hair fashions erupted in the late Victorian era as depicted in many of the images on-view at The Grace Museum in the exhibition, Early Photographic Portraits from the Permanent Collection.

Women’s Fashion Evolution: from Gibson Girl to Flapper

It’s #WayBackWednesday during #FashionWeek so we are exploring the current exhibition on-view in the History Gallery on the 3rd floor of The Grace Museum titled WOMEN’S FASHION EVOLUTION: 1900S – 1920S, FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION!

Grace Studio: Found Object Jewelry + Findings

It’s #FashionWeek and we are kicking it off with an excellent beginners class with Jewelry and Metalsmith artist, Nathan Carroll (also our Marketing Intern) who shows you how to make ear wires, jump rings, and to bring it all together as Found Object jewelry!

Watermelon Folding Fan

Did you know that The Grace Museum has MANY folding fans in our History collection? We are doing a special post about them for Fashion Week so check that out soon! Now – get out your paper and scissors to make this Summer folding fan to keep cool in the Texas heat.