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Fashion History Museum, Cambridge

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Like food and shelter, clothing is a necessity as well as a cultural expression. The fashion industry employs millions around the world and is a driving force behind the global economy. But fashion is also ephemeral, whimsically responding to changes in technology, taste, the economy, and social mores. The journey fashion takes from inception to production and from popular to passe is a fascinating story worthy of being told.
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  • ​If you happen to be in Cambridge, Ontario​,​ and you are up to a short cultural tour, then I suggest dropping ​in​ the Fashion History Museum. It is located in Hespeler Village, an authentic neighbor...  more »
  • If you dont have anything to do on a sunny day, just go there and see the collection of dresses they have in 2 big rooms.  more »
  • Lovely event - Wine was served - The fashion show had fabulous. One could see the hat that was being modelled from all angles of the show.  more »
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  • ​If you happen to be in Cambridge, Ontario​,​ and you are up to a short cultural tour, then I suggest dropping ​in​ the Fashion History Museum. It is located in Hespeler Village, an authentic neighborhood with a tiny downtown along the Queen St. East. The museum had two little expositions at the time of our visit. The expositions are original, interesting, entertaining, and not overwhelming. It takes less than an hour to see all displays and that is an optimum in my opinion. The museum is in an old building, the interior is very well kept, staff is friendly and helpful.
  • Wonderful! An amazing collection, definitely worth the visit and more! A lovely little gift shop as well. A very lovely afternoon well spent!
  • Lovers of design, clothing, cloth and small museums will delight in the Fashion History Museum located just outside of Toronto in Hespeler, (Cambridge). The current exhibit deals with the 1980s in all its broad shouldered, fringed and embroidered glory. Close up looks at items from the great Rei Kawakubo are full of surprises. In the second gallery the photography exhibit of the club scenes in 1980s London and New York is a perfect complement to the main show. A smaller exhibit, Treasures of the Collection, is a trip around the world through time with a woven, paper fibre corset from Germany, a 1930s Japanese under kimono printed with war planes and impossibly tiny, 19th century dancing shoes. And, if you are there at lunch or tea time, the cafe Creme, just down the street, is a must with sandwiches, a comprehensive tea list and Dufflet pastries. Judith Fielder Toronto