Wedding apparel is prized, preserved, and passed down in every culture. When bridal gowns enter a museum collection, they continue to tell stories of apparel artistry, from humble country weddings to lavish society affairs. Tying the Knot presents exquisite examples from the Avenir Museum’s extensive collection of wedding attire.
In conjunction with the March 27 opening of our bridal exhibition Tying The Knot, the Avenir Museum is delighted to welcome back Department of Design and Merchandising alumna Lauren Lotspeich (‘16) to speak about the modern bridal apparel industry. Upon graduation, Lauren spent three months in the UK, interning with Coppernob Fashion, Ltd. in London, where she specialized in several components of wedding gown design and construction. Lauren now works at Denver’s Brilliant Bridal as an alterations and bridal gown reconstruction specialist, even occasionally transforming wedding gowns into special apparel for celebratory life events such as baptismal dresses or evening wear. Come hear the backstory about saying 'yes to the dress'.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Avenir Museum, Classroom 157, 216 East Lake Street, UCA-East building - Campus Map
Cost: FREE and open to the public
The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising is our flagship location, featuring exhibitions from our extensive collection of textile and historic costume artifacts.