February 2020 Meeting

February 9:  "The History of Women's Fashion 1775-1800 by a Partial, Prejudiced, and Ignorant Historian" by Carrie Wright

Film and stage adaptations of Jane Austen's novels costume characters in the neoclassical and Regency styles of the early 19th century. But what did women wear during the first quarter century of Jane's life when she was growing up and writing her Juvenilia? Come join us as Carrie Wright shares what she has learned in the past year of costuming in this era. We'll explore the late eighteenth century changes (often dramatic!) in women's gowns, hats, jewelry and more, and enjoy a fashion show with members of the Indiana Historical Costuming Society in their own eighteenth-century creations!

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting will start at 1 p.m. and will be held at Locust Grove in the Audubon Room. Afternoon Tea (iced tea) and treats will be served after the presentation.