Rose Hosp a Docent with Munson.Art explains the upcoming Sporting Fashion Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960 show.
By Dave Warner
On Saturday, proctors from Munson showed up at the Little Falls Library to preview the show ‘Sporting Fashion – Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960.
The show explores the evolution of women’s athletic and leisure attire beginning June 23, 2023, until September 17, 2023. Learn how clothing met the needs of women pursuing active participation in sports and outdoor activities over two centuries.
Rose Hosp, a Docent for the organization, stated, “These items have come all the way from a museum in Los Angeles, and we will get to see the original accessories and outfits involved.”
“If you’re a member of the museum, it will be free, a small charge if you are a non-member,” she said.
Hosp said, “It covers how ladies got involved in sports, when, and what were the first sports. It was usually the women of leisure that had the money and the maids to do the work that had to be done at home.”
She said that fashion more than practicality was very important. “Eventually, as women moved out west and had to do more work, there was an ‘Annie Oakly’ kind of cowgirl look that developed., following the men’s fashion because, obviously, a heavy skirt was not practical or safe.”
Hosp stated, “These are all original outfits.”
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