Winter Sports is all the Fashion at Ball’s Falls!

The Fashion History Museum has loaned garments for an exhibition of winter sports clothes opening Saturday, November 12, at the Ball’s Falls Centre for Conservation in Jordan, Ontario. The exhibition will be on display until December 23, 2011. Here are some sneak preview shots taken this afternoon after we installed the garments:

White Stag jacket and slacks ski outfit, mid 1950s, and Sonja Henie design blue wool ski suit, c. 1940

Grey tweed snowshoeing suit, c. 1910, Hudson Bay Company winter sport's suit, c. 1925, and tartan wool coat and bird pelt hat and muff for skating, c. 1892

About Jonathan

Jonathan Walford is a fashion historian and co-founder of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario. The FHM maintains a collection of nearly 12,000 artifacts dating from the mid 17th century to the present. Jonathan has authored various books and museum catalogues, including The Seductive Shoe, Shoes A-Z, Forties Fashion, 1950s American Fashion, and Sixties Fashion.
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4 Responses to Winter Sports is all the Fashion at Ball’s Falls!

  1. Lizzie says:

    Wonderful selection! You’ll need to show us the rest of the exhibition (please!).

    • Jonathan says:

      I’ll take some more photos when I go back to take the exhibition down. It comes out at the end of December.

  2. Daniel says:

    Intrigued by the Sonja Henie outfit – there was a Sonja Henie clothing brand? If so, I have to add this to the list of “celeb labels” I know of…

    • Jonathan says:

      I haven’t been able to find any reference to her brand of skiwear (which is odd considering she was a skater), but there are a fair number of examples of her clothing around all dating from the late 1930s – early 40s. Fuzzylizzie also has some examples that she posted on her blog.

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