Painted Past, Art by the Glass
- Community & Culture
- Saint Petersburg Museum of History, St. Petersburg FL
Join the St. Petersburg Museum of History in celebrating this Tampa Bay Fashion Week with its 2nd Annual History of Fashion Night, Tuesday September 17th, 2013.
Beneath every great fashion look through the ages, is an under lying truth…underwear. From the Roman amphitheatres to Lady Gaga, the evolution of underpinnings has shaped the lives of people with a whisper force.
Follow the time line as fashion and fabric change and see how wartime efforts shape the lingerie industry since the Civil War and how clothing goes from unmentionable to outer wear in the span of a century. An interactive unit will allow you to peek behind the wardrobe and investigate fascinating facts about both women’s and men’s under clothing through history. See the side-by-side comparison’s of advertising for these items.
Previously unseen fashion comes to the spotlight with displays of clothing from the people who lived here from the 1800’s to present. From the hoop skirts and bustles to Wonder bras and thongs we got you covered on this unique stroll through the forbidden fashion of St Pete.
The History of Fashion Night presents these changes of attire live on the runway. Tickets include appetizers, with a cash bar, and local DJ, this will be an event not to miss.
The Mission of the St. Petersburg Museum of History is to collect, preserve and communicate the history and heritage of Florida with emphasis on St. Petersburg and the Pinellas Peninsula.
Pinellas County’s oldest museum was founded in 1920 as the St. Petersburg Memorial Historical Society. Through the determination and effort of Mary Wheeler Eaton and others, the Society began collecting artifacts, natural history specimens, archival documents, photographs, papers, and “boxes of unknown treasures that were just dropped on our doorstep during the night.”
In 1922, the Society became incorporated and the city of St. Petersburg provided the use of an old aquarium building (located on the same site as today’s Museum) for the public display of the Museum’s collections.