In honour of the sinking of the ill-fated ship R.M.S. Titanic, Dalhousie Costume Studies will be presenting a collection of period clothing similar to that worn by passengers aboard the Titanic. After carefully researching the people aboard the ship, students created authentic costumes for several of the women in various classes on the ocean liner. For context, a summary of each student's research will accompany the runway modeling of the clothing.
Complementing the evening, the Bedford Brass Quintet will play music from the period which will fill the museum's Small Craft Gallery and set the mood for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening. Students will mingle with guests after the show at a reception, and access to the Museum's Titanic exhibits will complete the experience.
The runway show will be held April 13th and 14th at 7pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here. Ticket proceeds for Titanic 2012: A Recollection of Style will benefit the Dalhousie Costume Studies Scholarship Fund. This presentation is part of the Maritime Museum's Flagship Friday arts series which strives to present arts events that focus on our shared maritime heritage. For more information on Flagship Fridays please call visitor events coordinator Ian Mullan at 424-6447.
The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic mandate is to explore and celebrate the province's connection to the sea and interpret the many ways the sea has touched our lives. Flagship Events showcase the ways the arts community contributes to that story.