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Little Black Dress: From Mourning to Night Exhibit

September 1, 10:00 am TO 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
| Missouri History Museum | Free

Featuring more than 60 dresses from the Missouri History Museum’s world-renowned textile collection, this fun—but thought-provoking—exhibit will explore the subject of mourning, as well as the transition of black from a symbol of grief to a symbol of high fashion. You will also see fascinating artifacts—from hair jewelry to tear catchers—that were once a regular part of the mourning process. Plus, you will have the chance to share your own memories of your favorite little black dress and even get the opportunity to design your own dress!

Bixby’s, located on the second floor of the Missouri History Museum, will host a series of prix fixe tasting dinners for $30 per person, Monday, August 29 – Thursday, September 1 from 5pm-7pm. The three-course menu will include an amuse bouche, guests choice of soup or salad, entrée and dessert with sweeping views of the summer landscape through floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Forest Park.

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