Women have suffered for fashion throughout time. Today’s stilleto heels and low-rise jeans are much easier to manage compared to large hoop skirts or a shelf bustle.
Learn about the fashion trends from the 1850’s through the 1930’s at the Yesterday and Today Fashion Show and Tea Luncheon on Saturday, February 25, at 11:00 a.m. at the Grand Ballroom at Rick’s Chophouse in downtown McKinney. Get a preview of new spring fashions from Pennie Beauchamp, fashion consultant.
This year dresses and accessories from The Heritage Guild of Collin County’s collection will also be on display during the show.
“This annual fundraiser for Chestnut Square is a great opportunity for ladies groups, red hatters, mothers and daughters and more to get together and learn about the history of fashion,” said Cindy Johnson, executive director of The Heritage Guild of Collin County. “The show also includes music from each decade as the models display the fashions.”
This year’s fashion show will be held at The Grand Ballroom at Rick’s Chophouse, itself a historic site. The Grand Ballroom was the site of the Heard Opera House where John Phillip Sousa once played. The Opera House was a popular entertainment spot in McKinney during the late 1800’s and until it burned in 1910.
“We’re pleased to have our vintage fashion show in such a historic location.” said Johnson. “It really lends to the ambiance!”
Guest will enjoy a served luncheon beginning at 11:00 a.m., with the fashion show beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets may be purchased online at www.chestnutsquare.org or by calling 972-562-8790.
For more information about the Yesterday and Today Fashion Show, visit: www.mckinneyfarmersmarket.com