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Peabody Essex Museum to host millinery fashion show Nov. 15

Posted by Liam O'Kennedy  November 6, 2012 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the Peabody Essex Museum:

Join us at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) for a millinery fashion show on Thursday, November 15, at 6:30 p.m. By special arrangement, milliner-to-the-stars Stephen Jones will present 42 couture hats from his personal collection on PEM’s very own runway! You'll also be able to try on Stephen Jones hats and styles from other designers that are for sale in the Museum Shop while enjoying tasty hors d’oeuvres and inspired beverage offerings from the cash bar. Jones will discuss his celebrated exhibition Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones, what inspires him, how to choose the perfect hat for any occasion and more. He will be joined in conversation by Lynda Hartigan, The James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes Chief Curator at PEM, and Juliette Fritsch, chief of Education and Interpretation and a milliner in her own right. Headlining exhibitions, including Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones, will be open throughout the evening, as will the Museum Shop.

Millinery Fashion Show with Stephen Jones | Members and Salem residents $45 | Nonmembers $55 

Reservations by November 8 | pem.org/calendar | 978-745-9500 x3011

ABOUT HATS: AN ANTHOLOGY BY STEPHEN JONES

Explore the delightful realm of hats - wildly plumed bonnets, silk turbans, sequined caps, embroidered crowns, Sarah Jessica Parker's lime-green fascinator and 250 other elegant and sometimes outlandish styles. Displayed with the wit and whimsy of British milliner-to-the-stars Stephen Jones, Hats reveals the boundless creativity of hat design and our own fascination with wearing these indescribable works of art. 

ABOUT THE PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM 

The Peabody Essex Museum presents art and culture from New England and around the world. The museum's collections are among the finest of their kind, showcasing an unrivaled spectrum of American art and architecture (including four National Historic Landmark buildings) and outstanding Asian, Asian Export, Native American, African, Oceanic, Maritime and Photography collections. In addition to its vast collections, the museum offers a vibrant schedule of changing exhibitions and a hands‐on education center. The museum campus features numerous parks, period gardens and 22 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, a 200‐year‐old house that is the only example of Chinese domestic architecture on display in the United States.

HOURS: Open Tuesday‐Sunday and holiday Mondays, 10 am – 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. 

ADMISSION: Adults $15; seniors $13; students $11. Additional admission to Yin Yu Tang: $5. Members, youth 16 and under and residents of Salem enjoy free general admission and free admission to Yin Yu Tang.

INFO: Call 866‐745‐1876 or visit our website at www.pem.org.

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