Get gussied up and come to the Fabulous Fall Fashion Show and Tea sponsored by the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society!
On Saturday, October 15, 2011, costume designer Shon Le Blanc of Valentino's Costumes will present textiles, clothing and accessories Sierra Madre style. Having furnished costumes for many plays, movies and television shows, as well as the Sierra Madre Rose Float in 2008, Le Blanc will narrate the show's different eras, as he describes costume details.
Based on the photographs from our award-winning book, "Southern California Story: Seeking the Better Life in Sierra Madre", this historical fashion revue will reveal how Sierra Madreans dressed through the ages. Tableaus of models will be accompanied by a slide show of historic images taken from the book and the archival files.
To complement this unique show, the Society will serve a sumptuous tea consisting of finger sandwiches, hearty appetizers, scones, including a special orange marmalade cake as one of the desserts.
The event is in celebration of the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society's 80th Anniversary. Founded in 1931, the Society continues to participate in community activities, promoting and preserving the history of Sierra Madre, including the stewardship of the Sierra Madre Historical Archives and the City’s two museums: Lizzie’s Trail Inn and the Richardson House. The program will be held in Hartzell Hall: 695 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. at 2:00 p.m. The parking entrance is located off N. Michillinda Avenue. Tickets are $40 and are tax deductible. All proceeds support the work of the Society.
Tickets are available at Arnold’s Hardware, Savor the Flavor, Sierra Madre Library, Mary’s Market and Prudential Realty, and from SMHPS Board members.
Don't miss this opportunity to see The Way We Were!
For more information, call 626.355.1389 or visit www.smhps.org.