Extravagant Glamour: Art Deco Chic at MOV

Art Deco Chic exhibit at MOV. Photo: Dana Lynch

Last night, I attended the opening night party for the Museum of Vancouver’s (MOV) newest exhibition: Art Deco Chic: Extravagant Glamour Between the Wars. Not only did we get to be the first official visitors to see the new exhibit, it was a smashing party, too, complete with a packed house, visitors decked out in their own Art Deco garb, wine, food, and a live dance performance!

Of course, it was the Art Deco Chic exhibit itself that inspired the party, which is only natural since the exquisite garments on display seem to want a fabulous event to attend. (Even the day dresses are glamourous!) The exhibit brings together 66 items that epitomize Art Deco fashion, clothes and accessories from the 1920s – 1930s; most items come from the private collections of Guest Curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke, as well as MOV’s own extensive archive.

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Extravagant Glamour: Art Deco Chic at MOV

20 unmissable Vancouver events in March 2012

Vancouver St. Patrick's Day Parade 2011; Image: Flickr user Michaelnugent

Ignore the foreboding “Beware the Ides of March” business and get ready to carouse in the first month of meteorological spring. March contains International Women’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and Iranian New Year – aka Nowruz. Add a slew of dance festivals and you can anticipate a month of daffodils, green suds and more happy feet than this full-length, feature film.

Here are 20 events to help you plan your March agenda as the temperature slips over 10°C and the sun vanquishes the rain clouds…more frequently than in February. Continue reading:
20 unmissable Vancouver events in March 2012