Enthusiastic spectators enjoyed the Art Deco Society's Vintage Fashion Show this past Saturday. Society members and friends modeled thirty-five outfits from the 1920s through the 1950s. The women's outfits came mainly from members' personal collections. Gene Elm of Matinee Idol supplied the men's outfits. Arlingtonian Lori Crandall, along with Shelley White, directed the show. Both are members of the Art Deco Society. The show took place at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda.
These vintage fashion outfits were not just clothes, but also coordinated hats, shoes, and accessories for complete, authentic, and elegant looks. The models displayed the clothes with character and flair. It was a highly professional, non-professional fashion show.
Before this show, the last Art Deco Society Vintage Fashion Show was five years ago. Putting on a high-quality fashion show is a lot of work. Congratulations to the Art Deco Society for bringing back this event in a grand style.
Click on the player below for video coverage of the fashion show. Also available online is a full documentary video that includes all outfits modeled,
Music heard on this video is thanks to Stephanie Trick, who played "Fats" Waller's Honeysuckle Rose. That performance, along with other great piano music, is available on her album, Hear That Rhythm. The photo of Stephanie is by Kendall Roclord.
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