Encore Fashion Exhibition: Paris Night Looks + Bon

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Date & Time

Thu, Dec 01 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Address (map)

351 Paseo Nuevo

Venue (website)


Encore Fashion Exhibition: Paris Night Looks, 1st Thursday at Workzones + Bonus Dress

Back by popular demand! Your last chance to see the four 1957 haute couture dresses from Vogue + Bonus Dress

The Couture Pattern Museum will be exhibiting the 65th Anniversary of Paris Night Looks during the 1st Thursday Artwalk in Santa Barbara, on December 1, 2022. Take a holiday shopping break to be amazed and inspired by vintage charm and elegance at Santa Barbara’s Paseo Nuevo Mall. This is your last chance to experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the four 1957 haute couture dresses designed by Ricci, Heim, Gres, and Patou, professionally recreated by a couture seamstress and exhibited alongside the original patterns in American Vogue magazine. There will be a bonus dress: a never seen before, or exhibited before, original, gold taffeta dress made in 1957 by the original owner of the Madame Gres haute couture pattern! This is your very last chance to see this special exhibition!

About the exhibition: This 1957 Vogue Magazine launch represented the time in history when world-famous Parisian designers officially licensed their haute couture designs line-by-line for the home seamstress through paper patterns. Walk amongst the elegant spirit of the democratization of high fashion represented by these four lively recreations, exhibited side-by-side with original designs, magazine photos, and store counter books, all from sixty-five years ago. Cara Austine, a Santa Barbara artist, fashion historian, and couture seamstress, authentically recreated the dresses.

The Couture Pattern Museum, based in Santa Barbara, CA, oversees one of the world’s largest collections of commercially licensed couture dress patterns. Its mission is to educate, recreate, and preserve dresses and fragile patterns from the era when the high culture was brought into the home by the home seamstress and worn on Main Street and to local events everywhere.

Wine will be served for 21+

Event is at Workzones, Paseo Nuevo

Free 75-min parking at:

730 Chapala Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

The event is free, and donations for future exhibitions are appreciated.


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