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Art Deco Chic at Museum of Vancouver

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 10:44am PDT
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The Museum of Vancouver is launching Art Deco Chic next month. Starting March 8, 2012, this new exhibition will showcase the popular design style from the 1920s. Visitors can browse over 65 original garments from around the world and a collection that was worn locally.

Photo credit: Rebecca Blissett for MOV

From the Museum of Vancouver: “Notable Vancouver items on display include a black beaded gown worn to the opening of the Commodore Cabaret in 1929 and a red and gold lamé evening dress made from fabric depicting the battles of the Trojan War.

Many items on show are exquisite designer dresses with labels such as Chanel, Lanvin, Vionnet, Patou, and Schiaparelli. To contrast these high fashion items is a piece from the MOV’s collection – a modest, yet stylish, navy polka dot dress made by the Aurora Dress Company of Vancouver around 1927.”

Thanks to Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke, who are sharing their private collections, you can check out stylish handbags, shoes, jewelry, and more.

I have two passes for opening night of the exhibition on March 7th. Attendees are encouraged to wear vintage glam while they enjoy champagne and other refreshments. Here’s how you can enter to win you way in:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win tickets to opening night of @MuseumofVan’s #ArtDecoChic from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries next Tuesday, February 28, 2012. Art Deco Chic runs until September 23, 2012.

Update The winner is Winnie!

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  1. Stephanie says:

    Would love to attend this!

  2. TinaT says:

    Would love to attend this!

  3. Myles says:

    Sounds smashing!

  4. Margaret says:

    Art Deco style was so beautiful.

  5. As a lifelong lover of BOTH textile art AND Art Deco, I would be thrilled to go. Please. Thank you.

  6. Marina says:

    I’m always looking for a chance to wear “vintage glam”.

  7. Robyn Drage says:

    Oooooooooh, this would be fun.

  8. Carol says:

    this is going to be fabulous

  9. Love art deco! Would love to check this out!

  10. Katia says:

    It sounds amazing. I would love to go!

  11. DB says:

    This sounds so much fun!

  12. Sanaz says:

    I love vintage fashion so would love to attend this event:)

  13. Heidi C says:

    I would love to attend.

  14. Ling says:

    my favourite era in fashion! would love to attend this!

  15. Ronda says:

    Yay Art Deco!

  16. Darcy says:

    yes please

  17. gigi says:

    Sounds cool!

  18. Winnie says:

    Would love to check this out!

  19. Sandra says:

    A great event that would be fun to blog about! Hurray for design…

  20. Jas says:

    This sounds like a lovely event!

  21. Jane says:

    sounds like a fabulous event! i’ve never heard any event like this.

  22. Rebecca says:

    Would really like this!

  23. Hannah says:

    Would tear myself away from Hoover Dam to see this!

  24. Leslie Lessard says:

    Vintage Fashion? I’m there.

  25. GT says:

    It seems that the museum is also gradually working back in time to update all its old exhobits. There is a pretty good showcase now of early Chinatown. That new Art Deco exhibit would be great to see too.

  26. Stephanie says:

    This sounds great. I love the art deco period.

  27. Sara says:

    I HAVE to see this show!

  28. Liana says:

    Wish I had an Art Deco wardrobe. Will be going to this whether I win or not!

  29. Alixx says:

    neat! i love the 1920s.

  30. Carol says:

    I can’t wait for this exhibit! Art Deco Awesomeness!

  31. Michelle says:

    Sounds fun.

  32. Teresa K says:

    Wow! This would be the perfect thing for me to attend.

  33. Nicole says:

    Looks sooo cool! Would love to attend this 🙂

  34. Eva says:

    Would love to go!

  35. Albert C says:

    Great draw!

  36. Linda says:

    I’ve never been to MOV and would love to see this exhibition.

  37. Sophia says:

    It sounds interesting! I’d love to visit this exhition! Thanks so much!!!

  38. Jenka says:

    Heard about this via Lisa Gellert @ VCC, and a number of the students are looking forward to attending.

  39. Trina says:

    Would love to attend this!

  40. selina says:

    one of my favourite periods for design and style.
    would love to attend!

  41. Andrew says:

    Sounds like a spiffin evenin

  42. May says:

    I’d love to attend this. Fun for all folks, especially fashionistas!

  43. Jenn S says:

    This would be such a great evening. Would love to attend

  44. Julia says:

    I would love to get all dressed up and check out the fashions!

  45. Vera says:

    I’m very much looking forward to this exhibition!

  46. Karen says:

    Art Deco is still one of my favourite fashion eras, and I can’t wait to be inspired by the exhibit for retro sewing projects!

  47. Samira says:

    I would love to see vintage fashion

  48. Breanne says:

    Looks really neat!

  49. Alison says:

    I need to see the red and gold lamé evening dress made from fabric depicting the battles of the Trojan War!

  50. MJ Cassidy says:

    Art Deco, just might be the best creative era. At least it’s my fav; would love to win tics.

  51. Lumen photo says:

    ohhhh Art Nouveau is way better but I will take the prize if I get lucky…. lol

  52. Jessie says:

    I have a vintage dress that has been begging to be worn out to an event that could handle it. This is most definitely the chance for the dress to see the light of day/night.

  53. Tom says:

    The most culturally interesting decade of the 20th century…

  54. winnie says:

    sounds like a great place to go with my best friend who’s getting married soon.

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