There are three Kansas City fashion related events that have recently caught my eye. I missed my opportunity to view the documentary, Nelly Don: A Stitch in Time when it was playing at the Screenland earlier this year, so I’ll probably go out on Friday night to catch it. Also, Sunday’s lecture on the Garment District sounds fascinating. As a transplant from Kentucky, I love to learn more about the history of my adopted city, plus it makes me feel knowledgeable when I take out clients who are new to the city. Anyhow, here are the events:
Tuesday, September 11, 7:00 p.m. Join Terrace O’Malley, the writer/director of Nelly Don: a Stitch in Time, for a free presentation regarding Kansas City dress manufacturer and entrepreneur Nell Donnelly Reed. This event is hosted by the YWCA of greater Kansas City and is held at the YWCA Auditorium in the main branch of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library.
Friday, September 14, 5:30. Be at the 6th Street Art Gallery for the opening reception of Uber Chic, and catch a glimpse of Kansas City’s cutting edge fashion designs. Local designers and photographers from the annual West 18th Street Fashion Show will be on hand to discuss the current fashion scene in Kansas City. A free screening of Nelly Don: A Stitch in Time will follow the art opening at 7pm.
Sunday, September 16, at 2pm. Ann Brownfield leads an illustrated talk about Kansas City’s historic Garment District. This presentation includes photographs of sewing and cutting rooms as well as a display of vintage clothes manufactured in Kansas City.