CN Tower Jumpsuit, c.1970s
Ryerson Fashion Research Collection
FRC2013.99.003

As you may know, I am the Acting Curator/Collection Co-ordinator for the Ryerson Fashion Research Collection and recently started a Collection blog. This new blog at www.ryerson-fashion-research-collection.com is part of the effort to create a digital portal into the Collection and was supported by a grant from the Learning and Teaching Office at Ryerson University. I invite you to visit the blog and subscribe by email if you wish to receive the posts that way. I’ll be rolling out the 100 key artifacts over the course of the year. Here are some of my favourite dresses, although truth be told there are many more….

Pumpkin yellow taffeta evening ensemble, c.1930s
Ryerson Fashion Research Collection
FRC1993.03.002 A+B

Cream and red silk jersey bias cut evening gown, c.1930s
Ryerson Fashion Research Collection
FRC1995.02.001

1920s Flapper Dress with Art Deco inspired beadwork
Ryerson Fashion Research Collection
FRC2003.05.004