Category Archives: Fashion History Museum

Archival Fonds – You Never Know What You Are Going to Get…

Fonds is a word borrowed from the French to describe an archival collection from a single source. It is the same in both singular and plural which is awkward because ‘a fonds’ doesn’t flow off the tongue as easily as … Continue reading

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FHM energy savings thanks to ArtsBuild Ontario!

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Donations 2017

We had some wonderful donations come into the museum this past year – so many that we have been working right through the holidays to catch up on thank-you letters and tax receipts, so they are on their way! We … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s Country Ball

This past Saturday we held our first, of what we hope will become an annual, costume ball. In honour of our exhibition The World of Jane Austen 1792 – 1817, the theme was a Regency ball. 85 guests, not everyone … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Mode Canada 150 September 13 – October 27

The FHM Pops Up in Toronto with an exhibition for Mode Canada 150 – Then, Now, Next. Fifty garments from the FHM are currently on display in the new Yorkville Village in downtown Toronto (second floor overlooking Whole Foods). We … Continue reading

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Banners Banned

CAMBRIDGE — The sculptured lower torso of Michelangelo’s David is sandwiched by two red fields. In his right hand, the Goliath-slaying rock is clutched. And covering the naked David’s privates? Not a fig leaf, as was added to a Victorian … Continue reading

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Fashioning Canada Since 1867 article

The latest article about Fashioning Canada Since 1867: 150 years of Canadian fashions – Bill Doucet | Cambridge Times While Canada’s contribution to fashion may be somewhat underappreciated, there are garments that are internationally known. Take for instance a Russian group that … Continue reading

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FHM in the news – Two Recent articles about the FHM

NUVO magazine, by Deirdre Kelly FASHIONING CANADA SINCE 1867 Sesquicentennial style at Ontario’s Fashion History Museum. The fuchsia and orange gown by Toronto designer Lucian Matis that Sophie Grégoire Trudeau wore to the state dinner in Washington with U.S. President … Continue reading

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A Sneak peak at our latest exhibitions

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Another season at the FHM

We open for another year this Wednesday, March 15 with two exhibitions. In Gallery One from March 15 – July 9: Dior, 1947 – 1962. Ten dresses from the first 15 years of the House of Dior that illustrate Dior’s … Continue reading

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