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Virtual Zoom Tour: Elegant New York – Historical Garments made in NY

February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Elegant New York displays the taste and elegance of denizens and dressmakers of New York City and upstate through the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a trend that has made the city a national and worldwide center of fashion.

New York City, home to many of the wealthiest families in nineteenth and early twentieth century America, had its own high-end dressmaking establishments that could compete with the internationally famous houses of couture. Even small cities and towns across the state supported dozens of small-time dressmakers, whose work often met a very high standard.

This special virtual Zoom tour of the exhibition will be led by Cassidy Percoco, Collections Manager of Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum. She will host a live Q&A session following the approximately 20 minute tour.

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