Ivan Sayers back with historical fashion

Ivan Sayers returns with historical outfits for society fundraiser

Models wearing outfits demonstrating how fashion fluctuated from the 1900s to ‘90s will sashay down a Coquitlam catwalk this month for a fundraiser.

Vancouver fashion historian Ivan Sayers will highlight up to 18 garments from his vast collection for the Coquitlam Heritage Society show, to be held on March 30.

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It’s the second time Sayers has hosted a fashion event for the society to link with its exhibit at Mackin House; the current display is called Heirlooms & Treasures.

On Monday at Mackin House, where Sayers was sorting through garments for the society’s next exhibit honouring war service at home, Sayers said he picks up his pieces from various thrift and vintage shops, and families.

Still, it won’t just be gowns he’ll feature in the upcoming fashion show at the All Saints Parish Hall (821 Fairfax St., Coquitlam): Sayers will also provide a set of blue stained Frontliner-brand overalls — complete with a plastic “V” for Victory maple leaf lapel — to illustrate how Canadian women played a part in the Second World War effort.

For tickets to the fashion show at $40, call 604-516-6151 or visit coquitlamheritage.ca.

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