March 3, 2003: Dressed to show at Capilano College

      March 3, 2003
      Contact: Dr. Marlene Le Gates
      Tel: 604.986.1911, local 2467

      NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)—Prepare for standing room only when fashion historian, Ivan Sayers, visits Capilano College on Tuesday, March 18. His Victorian fashion show, Waisted Efforts: Beauty by Impairment, 1840s – 1900, will be held at the North Vancouver campus, 2055 Purcell Way, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Cedar building, room 148. The event is free; parking is $3.

      Sayers has devoted the past 30 years to preserving and teaching the history of fashion. A Web site devoted to his work (Savvy Living) says it all started innocently enough with his first purchase and then grew once he moved to Vancouver to complete his degree in Classical Studies at the University of British Columbia. He was offered an internship in the Costume department at the Vancouver Museum where he was initially asked to catalogue its collection of clothing. He stayed for the next 20 years. Around 1992, Ivan established himself as an independent highly sought-after expert in the field of vintage fashion. He spends his time lecturing across North America and is considered to have one of the best collections of vintage clothing and accessories dating back as far as the 1800s.

      The event is a presentation of the Women’s Studies department at Capilano College as part of the Honourable Thomas A. Dohm, Q.C. lecture series. Come early. You won’t want to miss this!

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      For more information, contact History and Women’s Studies instructor, Dr. Marlene Le Gates, at 604.986.1911, local 2467.