THE VICTORIAN LADY: DRESSING FROM CORSETS TO GLOVES

Join us on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 1:30pm for The Victorian Lady: Dressing from Corsets to Gloves with performance artist Kandie Carle. Come discover the fashion and customs that existed during Emily Dickinson’s lifetime. While dressing in actual vintage and authentically reproduced undergarments, clothing, and accessories, Kandie Carle adds humor, history, and intriguing anecdotes about fashion, home life, and etiquette of men and women during the Victorian era. The Victorian Lady program brings to light some of the differences and similarities between us and our Victorian ancestors. The event will take place in the Woodbury Room of The Jones Library with refreshments following the performance.

Kandie Carle has been working in the theatre since 1980 as an actress, dancer, and singer through the United States and abroad. Ms. Carle created this one-woman show in 1996 and takes her audience on a journey of discovery by using clothing and accessories as a tool. Throughout the presentation, she shares insights into the clothing, lifestyle, manners, etiquette, and customs of the men, women, and children of the Victorian era. Included are interesting anecdotes and “myth busting.” The performance is full of audience interaction and tailored to those in attendance. With many years of research in social history and fashion along with humor and grace, Ms. Carle shares her love of these eras with her audiences.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Cynthia Harbeson at 413/259-3097.

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