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February 26, 2016

View a century of Philly-made fashion in Bucks County

New exhibit builds off successful 'Immortal Beauty'

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FHCC3 Grace Dickinson/for PhillyVoice

A pair of heeled shoes dating to 1912 rests on display in the "Immortal Beauty" exhibit within the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC). The new exhibit will feature similar fashion treasures.

A new exhibit is opening at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown on March 13. The special exhibition will showcase Philadelphia fashion from 1896 to 1994. Wedding dresses, shoes, hats and other garments created, worn or sold within the city will be on display.

All of the items are on loan from Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC). 

Last year, pieces from the collection were displayed at Drexel University in the exhibit "Immortal Beauty." Now, the new Bucks County "Philadelphia in Style: A Century of Fashion" will build off that initial showcase. 

With more than 14,000 accessories and garments to choose from, the FHCC  had no problem creating a collection with completely different items for 2016.

The exhibit will be on display until late June.

Starting in April there will be related events, such as lectures, a film series and behind-the-scenes tours, scheduled through the end of the exhibit.

Philadelphia in Style: A Century of Fashion

March 13 to June 26
$8-$18 general admission
James A. Michener Art Museum 
138 S. Pine St., Doylestown
(215) 340-9800