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Hoop Skirts, Lace Collars, and Hand Knitted Shawls are All-the-Rage at Lincoln & Lee’s Ladies Fashion Show
MORRISTOWN, NJ – Everyone loves a great fashion show, but this one has a unique twist. Remember those gorgeous gowns that Scarlett O’Hara wore in the epic movie, Gone With The Wind? This year, Historic Speedwell’s fashion show features charming women’s apparel dating back to the 1850s with Civil War flair, recognizing the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Fashion show costumes

Lincoln and Lee’s Ladies Historic Fashion Show, held on Sunday, September 21, takes place in the historic Vail House in Morristown. Models garbed in attire dating before, during, and after the Civil War discuss the impact of the War Between the States on women’s clothing. Take an up-close and personal look at hoop skirts, lace collars, everyday dresses, and hand-knitted shawls. The models discuss interesting and historically accurate daily life during this time period, with fascinating stories highlighting the Vail Family, who lived in the house during the 1860s.

Tours of Historic Speedwell begin at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. Space is limited in the Vail House; guests should preregister to ensure they are included on the tour. The cost for admission to this event is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for children. Children under 4 are FREE. For more information or to register for this historic event, call 973.285.6537.