Private Tour of the Collection

$40

General Reception

Free

Ephemeral Exhibit: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Fashion Collection team at Lasell University have curated an exceptional intimate fashion retrospective spanning two centuries and multiple designers. On display will be 17 pieces from the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Sonia Rykiel, Jeanne Lanvin, and Comme des Garçons among others. These select pieces, including an original 1880 Parisian opera costume, will face each other in an exhibition that tells the story of their eras through their designs and the techniques used in their creation.

Jill M. Carey, Professor and Curator at Lasell University, Stephanie Hebert, Collections Manager, and their team of passionate students will be available to guide guests in this exceptional journey enriched by interactive components.

This event will mark the launching of the website and digital catalog of the University’s own permanent fashion collection.



Private Tour: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Limited tickets to a private tour and presentation of historic French hand fans with fan historian and collector Shelly Goncalves, former president of the Fan Association of North America, are available for purchase.



About the Lasell Fashion Collection

Established in 1996, the Lasell Fashion Collection (LFC) contains approximately 3,000 objects and currently resides in the Donahue Center for Creative and Applied Arts. While the collection spans 200 years of fashion history, the LFC is notable for its 20th century designer fashions, with an emphasis on couture. In 2018, over 1,200 artifacts were transferred to the LFC upon the closure of the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, MA. This important acquisition enriched the breadth and depth of the LFC's holdings, specifically in 19th and early 20th century everyday wear, undergarments, and accessories.



About Boston Fashion Week

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Boston Week! Boston Fashion Week was founded as a civic initiative in 1995. The force behind the week has been dedicated to creating opportunities that increase the viability and visibility of the local industry. The series of fashion related events throughout Greater Boston and beyond serves as a platform for both established industry professionals and aspiring newcomers to showcase their work as well as network with peers and the public.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 7, 2021 7:30 PM To 8:30 PM

Fashion designer and Founder/Executive Director of Boston Fashion Week, Jay Calderin, will join us to discuss his first book, "The Fashion Design Reference & Specification Book," which has just been translated into French (La Mode: Un Guide Pratique De Référence)!

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Author Talk

Live from France with Award-Winning Author Janet Skeslien Charles

Virtual Author Talk with a New York Times bestselling author

Saturday, September 25, 2021 10:00 AM To 11:00 AM

Lovers of Paris, join us for an interview with award-winning author Janet Skeslien Charles, who will discuss her last book The Paris Library!

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Health & Fitness

Barre en français: September Sessions

Exercise your body and your vocabulary online!

Monday, September 27, 2021 9:00 AM To 10:00 AM

Improve your health and your vocabulary during our online barre classes in French!

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