If you like period films with costumes pulled from the pages of fashion history AND you live or plan to visit the mid-Atlantic this fall, make a point of stopping in on the “Fashion in Film” display at the Winterthur museum in Wilmington, Delaware.

Winterthur is the former home of Henry Francis du Pont (of the DuPont Corp.), and it’s an incredible showplace of 18th and 19th Century antiques showcased in a magnificent 20,000+ square foot home.  Going there is like stepping back in time, as Monsieur du Pont was an avid collector who had the resources to indulge his passion.  It will not disappoint.

The “Fashion in Film” exhibit features 36 costumes worn in period films like Emma (1996) and Elizabeth (1998), and is accompanied by a lecture series and other festivities.  The exhibit runs until January 7, 2007, and you can learn more about it here:


Winterthur is located in north Wilmington, about thirty minutes south of Philadelphia, two hours south of New York City, or two hours north of Washington, D.C.

Why not make a weekend of it?  It’ll be fun!

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