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Spring Luncheon – Fashion Loves History

May 10

The Spring Luncheon on May 9 was a tremendous success! Guests were welcomed by Charleston Day School eighth graders, then mingled in the amphitheater before settling in to the beautifully decorated gym for a silent auction, delicious lunch and a talk by the fabulous Caroline Rennolds Milbank, “Fashion Loves History.” Proceeds from the event supported the CDS Annual Fund.

Along with current parents, the audience of more than 100 people included former parents who hadn’t been on campus since their child graduated decades ago, as well as guests who were visiting for the first time. We appreciate the support of all our sponsors.

Caroline Rennolds Milbank is a fashion historian and author of Fashion: A Timeline of PhotographsCouture, the Great Designers, New York Fashion, Resort Fashion and The Couture Accessory.

During her talk, she highlighted current fashion trends she has seen in Charleston and explained where they originated in history. For example, she recently saw a young woman at Charleston Place wearing an evening gown with a bare mid-drift, a style that first appeared in resort wear in the 1930s.

She has worked as a curator of costume for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, and as an auction house expert for Sotheby’s and Doyle New York. Welcome to Charleston, Ms. Milbank!

Thank you for your support!

Cassina Group
Books a Million
Charleston Mercury
Mr. and Mrs. John G. Ferguson
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Ferguson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Johnson, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Dana Sinkler

Silent Auction Donors

Charleston Shoe Co.
Croghan’s Jewel Box
Fritz Porter
Garden & Gun
Hallie P. Siebels
Hampden Clothing
RTW Charleston

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