Old school fashion comes alive at this annual runway show.
Seattle’s 4th Annual Vintage Fashion Runway Show and Lecture, which takes place this weekend, promises to be an exciting night of classic designs from fashion hostess Lorraine O’Neal. The event will be held in the Lodge Room of the historic Washington Hall, located in the Central District’s Squire Park neighborhood.
Hosted by O’Neal, the show features a collection that spans four decades. Authentic items from the roaring 20’s, depressed 30’s, wartime 40’s and conservative 50’s will be worn on the runway.
These decades were chosen because they witnessed a wave of cultural revolution in the United States and Europe that influenced societal norms and personal values. Women’s liberation and the Civil Rights Movement were in their early stages, and this period saw key developments in technology, mass media and pop culture. Naturally, fashion evolved as well.
To further commemorate these historic years, the Savoy Swing Club will present Killer Diller Weekend — three nights of vintage-inspired live music and dancing at Washington Hall.
The Vintage Fashion Runway Show and Lecture will kick off at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. There is limited general seating; tickets ($12) are available online. For more information, e-mail O’Neal or contact her at (206) 257-3815.