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Downton Abbey (Masterpiece / PBS) Season 1, 2010. ©Carnival Films / Masterpiece

Downton Abbey (Masterpiece / PBS) Season 1, 2010. ©Carnival Films / Masterpiece

From Script to Screen: Crafting Costumes
Thursday, August 4, 6:30—7:30 p.m.

Join Dean Mogle, professor in and head of the costume design and technology program at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, for a lively presentation on how a costume goes from script to screen.

This program occurs after Museum hours. The gates to the parking garage will open at 6 p.m.  The Dressing Downton special exhibition, Galleries, and Café will not be open.

FREE. Reservations required: Click here or call (513) 684-4516
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Talk | The Mannered Life Before the Great War
Tuesday, August 9, 2 p.m.

Learn the fascinating and sometimes peculiar etiquette habits of early-20th-century Britain and how these changed after WWI. Local historian and author of the Cincinnati Soup series Cheri Brinkman will lead this interactive talk.

$10 Members, $15 Non-members. Reservations required: Click here or call (513) 684-4516
This does not include admission to the Museum or the special exhibition. Timed tickets are required in advance, purchase here.

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Fashion à la Carte | Fashion Panel and Trunk Show (For Young Professionals)
Friday, August 19, 5–8 p.m.
Fashion a la Carte silhouette

Explore couture in Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times at the Taft’s Downton-inspired happy hour! Enjoy a Pimm’s Cup and light bites, make your own flapper-style headband or lapel pin, and peruse merchandise from local boutiques.

Join us at 6:15 p.m. for a conversation about the world of fashion and entrepreneurship. Stylist Tamia Stinson, who writes “The Style Sample” blog; menswear entrepreneur and designer Jonathan Mezibov; Jenifer Sult, designer/founder, Cut and Sewn; and Frameri Eyewear co-founder Konrad Billetz will discuss the local fashion scene and how the 1920s still inspire designers today.

$15 Taft members; $25 non-members. Includes admission to the Museum, special exhibition, and one drink ticket. Click here for tickets.

 

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Ragtime Dancing
Thursday, September 15, 6:30–8 p.m.

Watch dancers from the Flying Cloud Academy of Vintage Dance perform dances popular in the early 1900s, and participate in a workshop to learn the basic steps of the Ragtime era. British refreshments will be provided before the performance at 7 p.m. Dressing in vintage costume is encouraged.

This program occurs after Museum hours. The gates to the parking garage will open at
6 p.m.  The Dressing Downton special exhibition, Galleries, and Café will not be open.

$10 Members, $15 Non-members. Reservations required: Click here or call (513) 684-4516

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