Monday, January 14, 2013

Denita Sewell Presents 1920s Fashions

Fashion Curator at the Phoenix Art Museum, Denita Sewell was our guest speaker at the January Historical League meeting. To a packed audience, she presented the Elegance and Grandeur of 1920's fashions.

Coco Channel was a favorite designer during that time. A unique lady who owned her own business, never married but had numerous affairs, and created apparel for the "Modern World".  Interesting that she grew up and learned to sew in an orphanage beginning at age 6. One of the favorite things I like about Coco is that she helped women say good-bye to the days of corsets and other confining garments.

Dee Steen presented Denita with a copy of Arizona Recollections and Reflections as a Thank You.

Dee Steen presents Denita with a copy of the Historical Leagues Centennial book.