Leading ladies, cutting edge

Take a trip to glamorous old Hollywood with fashion historian Ivan Sayers.

Gloria Swanson rocks a 'bob' haircut

You’re invited to take a trip to glamorous Old Hollywood with fashion historian Ivan Sayers, who presents an upcoming slide show and talk at the Surrey Museum.

All That Glitters looks at the lives and fashions of the wealthiest and most beautiful women in the world, as seen on the silver screen.

Sayers will feature the extravagant and edgy styles of silent film stars like Gloria Swanson, Pola Negri and Joan Crawford, and their impact on trends of the day, from red polished toenails and raised hemlines, to the dramatic but now ubiquitous ‘Bob’ haircut.

Continue through the decades for a peek at the colourful lives of stars like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor.

Sayers will bring clothing samples from his collection, and explore the role films like Gone With The Wind and The Women had on fashion trends.

Sayers is the former curator of history at the Vancouver Museum. He has one of the largest, most comprehensive collections of historic clothing in Canada.

His vast knowledge of vintage clothing and accessories has inspired and educated thousands of viewers.

All That Glitters is presented Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the Surrey Museum, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Admission $10. Please pre-register by calling 604-592-6956.

The Surrey Museum is located at 17710-56A Avenue.

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