Vintage For the Greater Good
This weekend, We Who Love Clothes have a sweet event to look forward to: the Vintage Project, a trunk show of six decades of designer goods in the cozy Project 4 Gallery space. Shoppers can expect fall and winter fashions by such names as Chanel, Emilio Pucci, Julius Garfinckel along with a bit of guilt-free shopping: Some of the proceeds go to charity.
Clothier Uesa Robinson handpicked the items that will be for sale. Robinson used to run a vintage clothing business out of a storefront in Eastern Market, but when that space became Port City Java, she began doing business out of her home. She uses some of the proceeds of her sales to buy uniforms, shoes and sweaters for schoolchildren in Africa.
Longtime customer (and Project 4 director) Anne Surak gave Robinson use of the gallery space for this weekend's show. The sale kicks off on Friday night with a cocktail celebration and fashion show from 6 to 8 p.m. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. So what's in store?
"A little bit of everything," says Robinson. "I've got clothes from the 1930s to the 1980s. Dresses, shoes, hats, gloves, lingerie and a few pieces for the men." Robinson hasn't yet decided if jewelry will also be on the shopping menu. Surak will clear out a gallery closet to make way for a changing room.
And while clothes will be on hangers in the middle of the floor, shoppers can also check out Cedric Delsaux's surreal digital photographs -- some of which feature lovable (and not-so-lovable) Star Wars characters.
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