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Virtual History Happy Hour: Fans in Fashion and Western Culture

April 1, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Virtual History Happy Hour: Fans in Fashion and Western Culture

Were there really ballrooms filled with flirtatious ladies sending secret coded messages to their adoring suitors using that fashionable accessory, the hand fan? Learn about the popular trends and fashionable customs for hand fans in Western culture during the 18th and 19th centuries through the 1920s, and view examples from the presenter’s collection.

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About Our Presenter

Sahrye Cohen is a designer, costumer, and sewer who is interested in historical fashion, cosplay, and high tech fashion. She collects antique and vintage Western hand fans and is a member of the East Bay Hand Fan Guild. She lectures about fans and fashions and teaches workshops on a variety of costuming topics. Sahrye is the co-author of “Make It, Wear It: Wearable Electronics for Makers, Crafters, and Cosplayers”. You can find her work online at www.makeitwearitbook.com and at her Tech Couture brand, @amped_atelier.

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We are accepting donations for this event. If you are able to contribute today, we ask that you use this option to register. We understand that not everyone is in the position to make a donation today, but if you are, we suggest a donation of $5-$10.

Your donation helps support the mission of Camron-Stanford House, and helps us to continue to provide programs just like this one! Donations provide funding for speaker honoraria, technology expenses, and much more that goes on behind the scenes to make these Virtual History Happy Hours possible.

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