Photos: A Passion for Plumage

To launch INVOKING VENUS, Feathers and Fashion, a special exhibition of photo-based artwork by Catherine Stewart and accessories from the clothing collections of Claus Jahnke and Ivan Sayers, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum held an extravagant fashion show on February 7, 2013.


Titled A Passion for Plumage: A History of Feathers in Fashion, the show featured clothing from the collections of Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke. As models walked down the red carpet for over 100 guests, our host Ivan Sayers covered over a century of fashion with note of the changing attitudes towards the use of feathers and other animal products in the ornamentation of women’s clothes and the social history around the fashion of the times.








For more highlights of the INVOKING VENUS fashion show, visit our Flickr page.

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