We had a lovely day on Sunday taking in the quaint Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario.
Fashion History Museum Cambridge, Ontario
They had three exhibits, one called, “What I Did On My Summer Vacation” based on photos taken from the another exhibit called, ” Barbie’s Boyfriend Ken: The Vintage Years 1961–1967″ and “Tying the Knot: 200 Years of Wedding Attire”.
The wedding dress exhibit was small but well curated. Through time wedding dresses became less detailed and complex. I was in awe of the immaculate ruching and intricate lace detail on the dress, upper left, pictured below. Extreme couture in its purest form.
This 1950’s vintage wedding dress was the one from the exhibit I would have gladly worn (had I had a wedding) …magnificent!
The Ken doll exhibit took me back to my childhood even though I never owned any of the cool Barbie accessories they had on display. We marvelled at the timeless clothing as well. Isn’t that pilot’s uniform brilliant? Also, I love the set of suitcases!
That is Robert below posing with the life size blow up of a Ken doll and I’m down in the corner trying to squeeze myself into the wedding exhibit.
Ken had very skinny legs.
Did you know that Ken had a best friend called Andy? I didn’t.
They spent summers together and later travelled around the world on a spiffy Vespa. Who knew?
Honestly, when I was playing Barbies I didn’t care one bit about Ken. My Barbie was busy going out with Apollo or Starbuck, sometimes both of them on the same night if she was in a partying mood. She was a social butterfly. Both the Hardy Boys brothers were calling her non-stop and sometimes David Cassidy from the Partridge Family would call, but I remember she often brushed him off, he was a bit too passé for her tastes.
Now I don’t need a Barbie to play dress up. I do it myself.
I have learned to curtail my youthful appetite for multiple gentlemen callers, but I haven’t given up my obsession with clothing.
My outfit for the day was a vintage 1950’s dress I picked up while shopping with Ally and Patti during our mini blogger meet-up.
I felt I fit in perfectly with the venue.
My friend Anja from Curly Traveller sent me that sweet badge.
I plan on returning to the Fashion History museum again when they switch out their exhibits as I thoroughly enjoyed it. The museum is located in a sleepy little town down the street from an old fashioned bakery that makes a “just-as-good-as-Grandma’s” blueberry pie.
Fashion and food? Say-no-more! I’m in.
As we eloped I’m curious to those of you that married in the traditional sense, do you still have your wedding dress? Have you ever worn it again? What do you plan on doing with it?
Linking up with Visible Monday, I Will Wear What I Like, Shoe and Tell, Turning Heads Tuesdays, Throw Back Thursdays