Installed in the study drawer section of the Museum's historic textiles gallery, footwear ranging from early 19th century pattens and delicate satin slippers to formidable boots and high button shoes are shown.
The correct fashion accessory is as important as the garment itself. Some accessories are no longer in vogue – handkerchiefs, parasols, fans, walking sticks and even gloves. Others remain essential to that proper image – shoes, hats, purses and men’s neckwear. From the collections of the Charleston Museum, Fashion Accessories, a five-part exhibition, will look at these clothing additions that really did complete the image for fashionable men and women in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The series begins with Fashion Accessories: Shoes, on exhibit January 26 – June 9, 2013. Installed in the study drawer section of the Museum’s historic textiles gallery, footwear ranging from early 19th century pattens and delicate satin slippers to formidable boots and high button shoes will be shown.
Fashion Accessories: Shoes - January 26- June 9, 2013
Fashion Accessories: Hats - June 19, 2013 - January 19, 2014
Fashion Accessories: Bags - Coming in 2014
Fashion Accessories: Fans - Coming in 2014
Fashion Accessories: Completing the Look - Coming in 2015
Each Tuesday we post a piece from our textile collection. Some items have been on exhibit, some will eventually be shown in our new Historic Textiles Gallery and some may be just too fragile to display. We hope you enjoy our selection each week – do let us know if there’s something in particular you’d like to see on TEXTILE TUESDAY! #TextileTuesday