Fabulous Fashions of 1812
Fabulous dresses, eveningwear and military uniforms of 1800s will hit the catwalk on November 3 at the Maryland Historical Society.
Baltimore National Heritage Area, in conjunction with the Baltimore Fashion Alliance, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and MdHS, will present original designs inspired by the 1812 era. Models will don dresses of the 1800s—including daywear, eveningwear, and military regalia—and walk down a catwalk especially constructed for the event.
Baltimore's own "fashionista" Betsy Bonaparte will model the "latest" French fashions and strut her stuff on the runway. Visitors will additionally be able to learn more about Betsy's fantastic fashion sense in the exhibition, Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and her Quest for an Imperial Legacy on display at MdHS (June 9, 2013 - June 9, 2014).
Heavy hors d'oeuvres and tea will be served.
Event organized by the Baltimore National Heritage Area, with support from the Baltimore Fashion Alliance, the Maryland Historical Society, the National Park Service, and the American Flag Foundation.