Little Black Dress: A Fashion Evolution

  • Location
  • Washington State History Museum
    • 1911 Pacific Avenue
    • Tacoma, WA

Little Black Dress: A Fashion Evolution tells the story of evolving women’s roles and changing social norms, and how those impacted fashion design. World events also had an impact, for example during World War One the need for metal for military purposes was a factor in corsets going by the wayside. Dresses from 1860 through 2010s are on view, and paired with artwork created by Washington women artists from the same decades. It is a gorgeous exhibition and following the evolution of this iconic wardrobe component is a fun and exciting way to learn history. The exhibition runs through December 5. One extra special highlight, we’re doing a runway fashion show on October 18 with a DJ, emcee, passed appetizers and exhibition tours – it is a ticketed event, and our models are women who have contributed to the state and our communities, including Secretary of State Kim Wyman among others! The dresses for the fashion show are contributed by vintage boutiques.

  • Saturday, Aug. 31 - Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
  • Location: 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA
Little Black Dress: A Fashion Evolution
  • August 31, 2019 to December 6, 2019
  • Washington State History Museum
  • Recurring daily