Art Deco Chic at the Museum of Vancouver
The Art Deco Chic exhibit currently on at the Museum of Vancouver is a huge hit with fans of fashion, history, the Art Deco period - and devotees of all of the period dramas that are so hot in TV and film right now. Programs like 'Downton Abbey', the silent film 'The Artist' - and plans for a new film adaptation of 'The Great Gatsby'.
For whatever reason, the early part of the 20th century is big in the Zeitgeist right now.
The MOV's exhibit - sub-titled 'Extravagant Glamour Between the Wars' is a dramatic, unusual collection of haute couture dresses and accessories from the early 1920's to the late 1930's.
Most of the 66 gowns and many of the accessories are from the personal collection of fashion historians Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke.
Pamela Post went to the MOV on the day that Ivan Sayers was touring his UBC fashion students through the Art Deco Chic exhibit - and she takes us along for a fascinating return to a more glamorous era...