The Sporting Life: A History of Athletic Fashions with Ivan Sayers
February 1 - May 18, 2020
After six years, the museum is once again privileged to work with Ivan Sayers to present a new exhibition, The Sporting Life: A History of Athletic Fashions. Over 40 mannequins have been outfitted with clothing that speaks to over 100 years of activity, from a riding habit from the 1870s, turn of the last century clothing made suitable for cycling, skiing, fencing, swimming, and even Olympic attire. The story of who wore them will be included, and the history of the fashionable times the items represent. The museum will be collaborating for the first time with the Cap’s Bicycle Museum, which will be loaning vintage bicycles for the show.
The museum will be holding two fashion shows with Mr. Sayers at the Fort Langley Community Hall on Sunday, March 15 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. While fashions of the past are modelled, Mr. Sayers will explain the garment and why it was important, as well as who wore it. Mr. Sayers is the expert on the subject of historical fashions, and is extremely entertaining. This isn’t to be missed - get a seat while they last! Visit https://museum.tol.ca/museum/Portal/events.aspx or call 604.532.3536.