'Fashion of History' exhibit matches styles of the past to sites around Carnation City

Fashion of HistoryFashion, photography, and facts are in focus at Rodman Public Library through April 30 in the “The Fashion of History,” an eight-week exhibit in the RPL gallery.

The display is curated by Chrystal Robinson-Shofroth and presented by the Alliance Area Preservation Society. Sponsored by Mac’s Attic and Pocket Change Antiques, the innovative exhibit features vintage and historic fashion and the places those styles may have been worn in Alliance from the 1800s through the 1970s.

    The exhibit includes photographs of various fashions throughout the decades taken in the Haines House and modeled by Jena Taylor, Jaclyn Picone, and Amy McClure. It will also feature vintage clothing and accessories on display as well as educational posters that list the basic elements of fashion throughout each decade with tidbits of Alliance history from the same time period and photos of Carnation City sites. Children’s fashion from each time period and vintage accessories will also be on display in glass cases.

   “The exhibit encourages younger demographics to learn about the history of Alliance while they learn about fashion worn during the 1800s through the 1970s in varying locations or events around each time period in the area,” explained Robinson-Shofroth, a member of the board of trustees for the Alliance Area Preservation Society.