Claiming Space: Women and Fashion
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; presentation begins at 6:00 p.m.
Just as Fashion Week is wrapping up in Paris, the Kentucky Historical Society and Frazier History Museum are teaming up to present “Claiming Space: Women and Fashion,” an engaging conversation about how a woman’s fashion choices affect her success in politics and business.
Featured speakers Heather French Henry and Dr. Jennie Woodard will each bring their own unique experiences and point of view to this absorbing topic, examining its implications for women through the years.
Henry was appointed Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs in 2014. She is also Miss America 2000, and she designs and markets a successful line of evening gowns and cocktail dresses. She brings a hands-on business woman’s perspective to the table.
Woodard teaches women’s, gender and sexuality studies at the University of Maine and is a popular speaker on the juxtaposition of class, gender and fashion. She is currently working on a book about Elizabeth Hawes, whose career as a high-end fashion designer in 1930s New York stands in stark contrast to her later work as a union organizer and bestselling author.
Dr. Amanda Higgins, associate editor of the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, will serve as moderator.
Tickets are $5 for non-members; free for members of Frazier or KHS (no reservations needed). Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will be available.
For more information call 502-753-5663 or visit fraziermuseum.org