The Maryland Historical Society hosted a most extravagant event, the Heirloom to Haute Gala, on Saturday, March 25th, 2017. Dressed in either modern black tie or vintage eveningwear from any era, guests were invited to join in on the evening’s festivities. The night was filled with eating, drinking, dancing, and observing a truly magnificent collection. Included were vintage designs from the Maryland Historical Society’s antique collection and modern garments from local designers, including a piece from our very own fashion design senior, Venus Khosravani. Venus created an absolutely stunning women’s dress during her time in the Draping II class, which she showcased at this event.

The Heirloom to Haute Gala began the evening in the Ballroom of the Lord Baltimore Hotel, located just a few blocks away from the Inner Harbor. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner and dessert, while escaping to the dance floor to boogie down to the live band, Nightsong!

The beautiful display of vintage and modern designs could be seen in both the ballroom, as well as in the main hallway. Next to each garment was a detailed description explaining the materials used, the time period they were created, and who constructed them. Local designer and SU fashion design advisory board member, Ella Pritsker, not only had some of her designs on display, but she also recreated two Claire Mccardell dresses and those stunning recreations were later auctioned off!

By 9pm the festivities were relocated to the hotel’s rooftop Skybar, where the party continued until midnight. The view of the city was incredible, the guests were all beautifully dressed, and the DJ provided a great mix of songs to dance the night away to. There was even a professional photo booth company, Side A Photography, which provided fun props and a cool backdrop for a memorable way to celebrate the event!

From start to finish, the evening was just spectacular. We would like to thank the Maryland Historical Society for allowing us to participate in such a glamorous event and we look forward to connecting on future endeavors!

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