We are giving away a pair of tickets to Ball Gowns to Bloomers: Spotlight on the Clothing Collection @ Pittock Mansion. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July 20.
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Ball Gowns to Bloomers: Spotlight on the Clothing Collection
July 18th – November 15th
10am – 5pm July & August
11am – 4pm September – November
Adults $10, Seniors $9, Youth $7, Under 6 Free
More info: pittockmansion.org
3229 NW Pittock Drive, Portland, OR 97210
Clothing is one of the most immediate expressions to the world of who we are. We use our clothing to communicate gender, class, economic level, personality, and whether we are at work or play. Ball Gowns to Bloomers: Spotlight on the Clothing Collection on view at Pittock Mansion explores what clothing can tell us through selections from our historic clothing collection.
From an evening dress adorned with beads and lace to a utilitarian duster coat worn as a shield from the dirt of the open road, selections in Ball Gowns to Bloomers provide a tangible look into the daily lives of the people who wore them and the people who made them.
See the dramatic changes in fashion, culture, and technology during the late 1800s and early 1900s through this curated collection of antique garments and accessories. Discover how the idealized female silhouette changed from curvy and voluptuous to a flat and boyish; how the well-off made statements of wealth with fragile silks, frills, embroidery and beading compared to what the working class wore; how ready-to-wear clothing became a wardrobe staple in the 20th century and more!
For more information on exhibits, tours, and programs, please visit our website