Art Deco Chic at Museum of Vancouver

Comments 54 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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:

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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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54 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. StephanieTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 10:54am PST

    Would love to attend this!

  2. TinaTTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 10:57am PST

    Would love to attend this!

  3. MylesTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 11:16am PST

    Sounds smashing!

  4. MargaretTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 11:41am PST

    Art Deco style was so beautiful.

  5. Judy Bishop – The Travelling Eye photographyTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 11:42am PST

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

  6. MarinaTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 11:43am PST

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

  7. Robyn DrageTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 11:56am PST

    Oooooooooh, this would be fun.

  8. CarolTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 11:58am PST

    this is going to be fabulous

  9. Heather CouttsTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 11:58am PST

    Love art deco! Would love to check this out!

  10. KatiaTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 12:18pm PST

    It sounds amazing. I would love to go!

  11. DBTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 12:38pm PST

    This sounds so much fun!

  12. SanazTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 1:12pm PST

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

  13. Heidi CTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 1:14pm PST

    I would love to attend.

  14. LingTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 1:22pm PST

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

  15. RondaTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 1:30pm PST

    Yay Art Deco!

  16. DarcyTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 1:47pm PST

    yes please

  17. gigiTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 3:25pm PST

    Sounds cool!

  18. WinnieTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 3:27pm PST

    Would love to check this out!

  19. SandraTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 4:36pm PST

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

  20. JasTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 5:24pm PST

    This sounds like a lovely event!

  21. JaneTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 5:29pm PST

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

  22. RebeccaTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 6:48pm PST

    Would really like this!

  23. HannahTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 6:54pm PST

    Would tear myself away from Hoover Dam to see this!

  24. Leslie LessardTuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 8:00pm PST

    Vintage Fashion? I’m there.

  25. GTWednesday, February 22nd, 2012 — 8:34am PST

    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. StephanieWednesday, February 22nd, 2012 — 11:38am PST

    This sounds great. I love the art deco period.

  27. SaraWednesday, February 22nd, 2012 — 12:44pm PST

    I HAVE to see this show!

  28. LianaWednesday, February 22nd, 2012 — 2:21pm PST

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

  29. AlixxWednesday, February 22nd, 2012 — 4:58pm PST

    neat! i love the 1920s.

  30. CarolWednesday, February 22nd, 2012 — 6:11pm PST

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

  31. MichelleWednesday, February 22nd, 2012 — 8:32pm PST

    Sounds fun.

  32. Teresa KWednesday, February 22nd, 2012 — 9:16pm PST

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

  33. NicoleWednesday, February 22nd, 2012 — 9:51pm PST

    Looks sooo cool! Would love to attend this 🙂

  34. EvaWednesday, February 22nd, 2012 — 11:24pm PST

    Would love to go!

  35. Albert CThursday, February 23rd, 2012 — 6:48am PST

    Great draw!

  36. LindaThursday, February 23rd, 2012 — 8:00am PST

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

  37. SophiaThursday, February 23rd, 2012 — 9:31am PST

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

  38. JenkaThursday, February 23rd, 2012 — 10:33am PST

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

  39. TrinaThursday, February 23rd, 2012 — 11:15am PST

    Would love to attend this!

  40. selinaThursday, February 23rd, 2012 — 1:38pm PST

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

  41. AndrewFriday, February 24th, 2012 — 11:03am PST

    Sounds like a spiffin evenin

  42. MayFriday, February 24th, 2012 — 8:06pm PST

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

  43. Jenn SSaturday, February 25th, 2012 — 5:56am PST

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

  44. JuliaSaturday, February 25th, 2012 — 10:14pm PST

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

  45. VeraSunday, February 26th, 2012 — 2:47pm PST

    I’m very much looking forward to this exhibition!

  46. KarenMonday, February 27th, 2012 — 9:00am PST

    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. SamiraMonday, February 27th, 2012 — 9:36am PST

    I would love to see vintage fashion

  48. BreanneMonday, February 27th, 2012 — 9:58am PST

    Looks really neat!

  49. AlisonMonday, February 27th, 2012 — 12:33pm PST

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

  50. MJ CassidyMonday, February 27th, 2012 — 2:00pm PST

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

  51. Lumen photoMonday, February 27th, 2012 — 3:46pm PST

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

  52. JessieMonday, February 27th, 2012 — 9:41pm PST

    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. TomTuesday, February 28th, 2012 — 9:12am PST

    The most culturally interesting decade of the 20th century…

  54. winnieTuesday, February 28th, 2012 — 8:23pm PST

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

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