Monday, June 02, 2008

VFG Must Read **A Fashion Museum In the Making!**

The Vintage Fashion Guild's very own Jonathan Walford (author of the book THE SEDUCTIVE SHOE: FOUR CENTURIES OF FASHION FOOTWEAR, available on was written up in the Cambridge Times for his work at building a fashion history museum in Canada. From the article....

"They have purchased and renovated a house, put the collection in storage here and assembled a board of directors to tackle the mountain of legal paperwork necessary to create the museum. They are also building bridges with others in the fields of contemporary fashion and museums. Their work is already beginning to bear fruit as they are now in the process of accepting donations from the UK and United States. They have also established a healthy working relationship with several major American fashion museums.

The museum's collection has approximately 8,000 artifacts that reach back as far as 1200 BC with an Egyptian textile fabric fragment, but also articles of clothing from the 17th to 20th century."

Read the rest HERE

Go Jonathan! We'll keep you all updated and will be the first to toast the Grand Opening!

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