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10/13/2012 2:08:00 PM
Models sought for event at presidential museum

SPRINGFIELD – “My, you’re looking historic this evening.”  That will be a compliment at the “Culture of Clothing” event scheduled November 19 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, and women of all ages and ethnicities who would like to model the custom-designed, history-inspired dresses that will be featured at the event are encouraged to participate in open auditions Wednesday, October 24 from 2 to 6 p.m. at The Wardrobe, 830 S. Grand Avenue West in Springfield.

  A total of four women are needed to wear Mary Todd Lincoln-inspired dresses designed and created by Mira Couture that will be featured in the “Culture of Clothing.”  Auditions will be limited to the first 75 people.  The models must be a women’s size 6 to 8 with a bust measurement of 37 inches and a waist measurement of 27 to 29 inches.  Prospective models should bring a current photograph.  Since the dresses represent various stages of Mrs. Lincoln’s life and speak to all women, models from a range of ages and ethnic backgrounds are desired.  Staff from The Wardrobe and members of the Culture of Clothing committee will make the final selections and notify the models who have been chosen.  For more information on the open tryouts, call (217) 528-5785.

The November 19 “Culture of Clothing” will feature Mary Todd Lincoln’s life and fashions as a homemaker, the First Lady, and a widow in mourning after the loss of three sons and a husband.  In this special show, the dresses she had made, the jewelry she wore, and the long lasting elements of design that she created will be used to demonstrate the changing roles of women through fashion.  Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance through 

Anderson Jewelers

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