Fashion Talk & Tea: Amelia’s Shocking Bloomers with Valarie LaBore, San Diego Costume Guild

RSVP to 619-232-6203, ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
Location: 
San Diego History Center, Casa de Balboa, Balboa Park
Cost: 
$10 SDHC, Costume Council, and SD Costume Guild members, $15 non-members

Valarie LaBore, Past President of San Diego Costume Guild, shares the incredible story of Amelia Bloomer who’s adoption and promotion of pantaloons underneath a dress as a style of dress for women, that eventually became known as ‘Bloomers’,  would revolutionize the dress reform movement of the 1850s;  as well as the process she took to recreate an 1851 Bloomer ensemble, believed to be only one of two remaining in museum collections in the entire country, held in the Costume & Textile Collection at San Diego History Center.  Talk is accompanied by a light afternoon tea.