Fashioning Femininity: Brome County Historical Society’s new exhibition now on display

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Fashioning Femininity: Brome County Historical Society’s new exhibition now on display
Curator Jeremy Reeves with two students, Olivia Dawe and Thomas Garriss, at Brome County Museum’s new exhibition (Photo : Taylor McClure)

Taylor McClure, Special to Brome County News – Brome County News was invited to check out the new exhibition that is currently being displayed at the Brome County Museum. The exhibition was organized by Curator Jeremy Reeves with the help of two hard-working students, Olivia Dawe and Thomas Garriss, BCN had the pleasure of experiencing the exhibition, titled Fashioning Femininity, first hand. One of the goals of Fashioning Femininity, as explained by Reeves, was not only to look at the aesthetic of clothes but to look at their historical relevance. “The exhibition starts with a chronology. It looks at the history of fashion and history in general. We want to relate history with fashion.” The exhibition, of course, focuses on the historical aspect of women’s fashion and how women’s fashion evolved as the ideas of femininity also evolved. “We wanted to look at how women engaged in those ideals, whether it be challenging them or embracing them.” The fan pictured below, which is now on display at the exhibition, is a great example of how women began to challenge those ideas of femininity and how this led to a change in the fashion market. See full story in the July 9 edition of the Brome County News.

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