Mrs. Allen’s Closet; OR Costume in the Time of Jane Austen

March 10, 2019 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
University City Public Library
6701 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis
MO 63130

This is a Public Welcomed program

“Mrs. Allen’s Closet; OR Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen” will look at the revolutionary changes in women’s dress during Jane Austen’s lifetime.  What were these changes, what prompted them, and have there been similar fashion revolutions in modern times?

(Join JASNA members for a peek into these times through an illustrated slide show.  Be prepared for the possibility of a quiz on vocabulary of that time.)

Members are encouraged to wear their favorite regency dress.  


About the Presenter:

Cathy Reilly, ML.S., M.A., is a Life Member of JASNA and a founding member of our St. Louis chapter.  She is a librarian and professor at the St. Louis Community College and for several years taught a Capstone course called “The Body Beautiful:  Perspectives on Physical Attractiveness.”  This class covered all aspects of human appearance and adornment including fashion and beauty practices from around the world.


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