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s made that are actually finely embroidered gold thread; another little party dresses , in taupe silk is more modern, with Art Deco beaded details at the waist and hem, and is dated 1927.Lady Mary would thrill at the selection enough 1920s examples to satisfy even the most discerning Downton fashion fan.Judging from the items on show, Graham s ancestors particularly her grandmother and mother were clotheshorses of a sort, preserving prime examples of 1920s georgette, chiffon and crepe day dresses alongside their earlier, more fitted and voluminous 19th-century counterparts.Graham s personal favourite from the donation is a stunning black flapper dress covered in silver and gold seed beads that subtly depict the Manhattan skyline.It is in nearly impeccable condition although, she told me with a laugh, you can t imagine all the beads and things that were everywhere as we took everything out for the first time!Graham also mentioned that the family had initially contemplated donating the garments to a museum, but soon decided they didn t want them to continue to be tucked away out of sight, and liked the idea of the garments having another life, particularly one that is useful to students of fashion.As such, the opening evening reception also included a tour of the Fashion Arts teaching collection itself with Dale Peers, the program s costume coordinator.During fashion history and tailoring classes, for example, faculty will pull out examples of Canadian-worn clothes and accessories from across eras to demonstrate the finer points of design, hands-on.Several upstairs rooms are dedicated to this storage, with hatboxes piled high and numbered, and garments by designers hanging on alphabetized racks (from Alfred Sung through Ralph Lauren to Zapata!The 15 official website ,000-piece teaching collection is classified by decade and garment type and runs the gamut: There were pristine rarities such as an early ocelot fur coat by Christian Dior Paris and a floor-length coat in shiny black monkey fur from Creeds, to elaborate lace cocktail dresses from Arnold Scaasi and bell-bottoms from the 1960s.Everything Old Is New exhibit is free and open to the public daily from 10am-5pm at Seneca s Newnham Campus, Building B-2024 (1750 Finch Ave.East); closes Friday May 4.Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine celebrated their first wedding anniversary on Sunday, marking the milestone in private after two billion TV viewers watched them wed in 2011.a St James’s Palace spokeswoman told Agence France-Presse.They’re not celebrating their anniversary in any public way.The couple attended the wedding of a school friend of Kate’s in Suffolk, eastern England, on Saturday, when they had to shelter under umbrellas.RelatedSo why exactly did Pippa Middleton get on Time’s list of most influential people?Kate Middleton pregnancy rumours in full gear one year after the Royal weddingKate Middleton and Prince William Barbies commemorate anniversary of Royal WeddingKate wore the same navy blue dress that she wore on official duties in Canada last year.British newspapers lined up to praise the pair, who have been credited with reviving public interest in the monarchy.It’s only been 12 months and already we wonder: How did they ever manage without her?to the couple’s first 12 months.After honeymooning in the Seychelles, William and Catherine toured Canada and California and made polished public appearances in Britain, with more ahead for Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee in June and the London Olympics.Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, appears to have taken to the royal life with ease and has become a fashion trend-setter, appearing on Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people.William, second in line to the throne, earlier this year spent six weeks as a search-and-rescue pilot on the Falkland Islands, infuriating Argentina, which claims the archipelago as its own.The pair are set to tour Singapore, Malaysia, Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands in September to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 60 years on the throne.The Very Reverend John Hall homecoming dresses sales , the dean of Westminster who officiated at the couple’s wedding, recalled the event fondly.he told The Sunday Telegraph.They had responded in a very wonderful way to the interest in them and seemed focused on the spirit of the service.the writer’s life hasn’t been exactly what I had predicted.I figured I’d need an elegant working wardrobe to pair with my comically enlarged liver.Something along the lines of Tom Wolfe’s white suit, Hunter S.Thompson’s hat collection, Barbara Cartland’s flurry of chiffon.I had imagined a life of black turtlenecks, fabled trench coats and poetically battered briefcases.RelatedAs wedding season starts, a few words about the speechesThe wrong room: On opening a door that perhaps should stay closedThe grim reality is that I could spend pretty much my entire life chained to my home office desk in sweatpants.No, there are days when I go to the gym.On those days I spend the balance of the day in black Lycra.Some days it rains and there doesn’t seem to be a good reason to get out of pajamas.I have nice pajamas.I buy them at Brooks Brothers.Tattersall Egyptian cotton, chalk stripe flannel: very Katharine Hepburn, if I do say so myself.A mere eight hours of wear doesn’t do them justice.I write for a couple of publications and turn out the equivalent of a term paper each week of my life.I’ve discovered that, in order to have even the dimmest idea of what is happening in the world, I must throw myself into its path a couple of times a week.Sweat pants and scrunchies are not the appropriate attire for this interface.The wardrobe needs an overhaul.I can’t help but recall the canon of dressing for dinner when in the jungle simply for the discipline it represents.So, I hatched a plan to start dressing up.And by up, I mean matching ensembles that would allow me, at a moment’s notice, to go to the grocery store and proudly run into every old boyfriend I ever had.Currently, when I run into old bo.
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