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A Downton Abbey Fashion Primer & Tea
Sun, February 23, 2014 2:00PM to 4:00PM (Eastern)
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A Downton Abbey Fashion Primer (1912-1925) & Tea!

Fashion has a social role.  What we wear tells people a lot about who we are, or who we want others to think we are. The time span of the BBC costume drama Downton Abbey encompasses some of the most momentous social upheaval in British and American society, and the show’s costumers have worked hard to use the costumes to define character and to illustrate the place in society that the characters occupy.  Join cultural historian Madelyn Shaw for a look at where--sartorially--the Grantham family has been and where they are heading as we finish season 4.

Ms. Shaw is a well-respected museum curator and consultant, and has created exhibitions for the New Bedford Whaling Museum and the American Textile Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts. She has been affiliated with The Museum at F.I.T., NY and the RI School of Design. In addition to her expertise on textiles of the Civil War era, she also lectures on textiles connected with the maritime trades, aviation, and the fashion industry.

Join us on the Marble Staircase Balcony
for tea following Ms. Shaw's lecture.
Space is limited.

Hats or attire from the era is encouraged!

This event will benefit PPL's adult lifelong learning programs.

Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. Bring ticket for stamping at the Library.

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