Exhibit: The Victorian Wardrobe Revealed, 1840-1900


embroidered silk dress, circa 1960

Saturday, March 17 - Friday, November 16, 2012
Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport

The Preservation Society of Newport County's 2012 exhibition will showcase highlights from the historic costume collection, including several pieces never before displayed.  Dating from 1840 to 1900, the garments range from a dress with buttons depicting the ruins of Machu Picchu, to a walking suit designed by the great Parisian couturier Charles Frederick Worth.  Clothing and accessories from each decade will illustrate the stylistic evolution of the Victorian era and advances in the way fashionable garments were manufactured and retailed.

Included with Rosecliff tour admission.