Friday, August 29, 2008


Ten Chimneys Foundation’s 2008 exhibition “Fashion Forward: The Gowns and Garments of Lynn Fontanne” sounds amazing (Madison Magazine published a tidbit on it in our August 2008 issue). Apparently Lynn Fontanne (half of the famous theater couple with husband Alfred Lunt) was quite the fashionista: she acquired garments from Dior, Chanel, Valentina and more. Many of these pieces are on display in this exhibition. What people might not now is that Fontanne was a designer herself and some of her handiwork is also shown in the exhibition.
“Fashion Forward: The Gowns and Garments of Lynn Fontanne” runs through November 15th at Ten Chimneys and admission is free. for more information.

Two other fashion events are coming up in our fair city: The Go Red TV Premiere Party on September 18th put on by the American Heart Association, and the “Overture of Style” show on October 2 put on by the Madison Symphony Orchestra League.
Go Red Women is a campaign that encourages women’s heart health. You may have seen the red dress pins that are the symbol of the campaign. The event, held this year at Sundance Cinemas, will feature a reception, fall fashion preview and premiere of the Go Red special that will air on TV. I’m excited to see what that will entail. With heart disease being the number-one killer of women in America, we should all take note of this informative TV special (air date still undecided).
If you’re interested in the party or TV special, check out or
The MSOL’s Overture of Style show is put on every other year and this year’s promises to be fun! Woldenberg’s will once again show their lovely special-occasion clothing and the Rock Agnecy will be involved in planning the show. Wanna go? The website is below.

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