Historical society holds benefit fashion show

Ruth Ann Havasi is pictured in an 1860 day dress over a hoop and an 1880s lace day hat.

“Silhouettes of Style,” a luncheon and fashion show of late 1800s to early 1900s clothing styles took place recently at Lakewood Country Club to benefit the Bay Village Historical Society. Society member Marie Albano emceed the fashion show, providing details about apparel and accessories worn by each model and clothing styles of the time period. Marie Smith assisted with the preparation.

Clothing modeled was from the private collections of Marie Albano and Barb Comienski, along with docent reproduction clothing from the Bay Village Historical Society. Models included Carrie Bussewitz, Barb Comienski, Ruth Ann Havasi, Cathy Flament and Jessica Secora. 

A corresponding display of accessories was on view for guests to enjoy. A raffle, silent auction, 50/50 and mystery bags were offered and added to the festivities. Co-chairs for the sold-out event were Monica Thomas and Pamela Ebert.

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Volume 15, Issue 18, Posted 9:15 AM, 10.17.2023