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Friday, June 13, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Please join us for the opening of Street Style at the Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Road, Kitchener.  Opening remarks at 6 p.m. by Janet Carding, Director and CEO, Royal Ontario Museum, and Kenn Norman, Chair, Fashion History Museum.

With a grant from the Ontario government, the Fashion History Museum has partnered with the Waterloo Region Museum ( to create Street Style - an exhibition that explores the connections between the design of women’s fashion and architecture. 

Clothing and shelter are two of humanity’s most basic needs but when elevated to art forms, fashion and architecture often share sources of inspiration and follow similar paths of production, from conceptual drawings to beautiful and functional products. Street Style charts the relationship between fashion and architecture in Waterloo County from 1853 to 1973.

The exhibition features forty garments displayed in a streetscape depicting some of Waterloo County’s best historical examples of urban architecture.
Open daily 9:30 - 5:00 until January 4, 2015.

Green wool challis and black velvet dress, c. 1878, and brown chenille striped cotton dress with straw bonnet and lace parasol, c. 1886.
Blue figured velvet suit with satin turban, c. 1913, and grey cotton frock, c. 1916.
Green print dress, c. 1938, and cotton overalls and wool jacket with red bandana scarf, early 1940s
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