Timely Fashion

Tour three centuries of fashion at Mint Museum Randolph
The Fashionable Silhouettes exhibition chronicles 300 years of style.

The Mint Museum Randolph’s exhibition Fashionable Silhouettes, which runs indefinitely, transports viewers through three centuries of fashion. From First Lady Harriet Lane’s nineteenth-century ball gown to an eighteenth-century court suit worn by a guest at Louis XVi and Marie Antoinette’s wedding, the collection showcases the evolution of style. Each piece puts fashion trends in their historical context, as they define gender norms and class distinctions. Together, the elaborate dresses and suits form a retrospective of ever-changing—and gradually slimming— silhouettes.

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