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Antique Corset Exhibition Planned

An antique corset from Melanie Talkington’s collection.
An antique corset from Melanie Talkington’s collection.

(Filed Under Event News). Lace Embrace Atelier, a Vancouver-based corset retailer, has announced a special event: the first-ever Antique Corset Exhibition & Historic Fashion Show fundraiser will be held on Sunday, June 19, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The exhibition will feature Lace Embrace Atelier owner Melanie Talkington’s private collection of antique corsets from the years 1860 to 1920. Costume historian Ivan Sayers will speak about "the history of unmentionables" and narrate a historical fashion show.

Guests will also be able to bid in a silent auction, sample perfumes, and enjoy chocolates, baked goods and a cash bar. Attendees are encouraged to wear corsets and garden party attire.

The event is scheduled from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Hycroft Mansion, 1489 McRae Ave., Vancouver, B.C. with the lecture and fashion show set to begin at 2 p.m. Advance tickets are CA$25 or CA$20 for students. Tickets purchased at the door will be CA$30. Funds from the event will go to securing a permanent exhibition space for the corset collection. Tickets are available to purchase at Lace Embrace Atelier, 219 E. 16th Ave., Vancouver, B.C. or online at

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Published 05-20-2011 by Katherine Rautenberg

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