Walking through this exhibit was somewhat of a walk down memory lane because I spent a 4.5 years touring with show as a wardrobe assistant. I saw plenty of dresses that I steamed, stitched up, zipped up and spot cleaned. There were also short informational videos about the company and the show. So I saw plenty of familiar faces who were on tour with me including models, sound staff, and my beloved wardrobe crew. Touring Ebony Fashion Fair was such a fun time and an experience I'll never forget. I traveled to most of the U.S., cared for couture clothing from designers that I learned about in fashion school. Plus, I made life-long friends. I sometimes took this experience for granted but as time passes I realize how important it was.
I'm so glad that I decided to go to this exhibit and I was in good company because Kristena of Kristena Witherspoon Designs and Letroy of Thriftanista in the City blog were there. We had a good hanging together and hopefully we can do it again soon. The only down side was not being able to take photos. I took one picture and it was of the entrance to the exhibit (see above). Overall, it was a very nice exhibit and I'd encourage anyone to go see it.
Note: scroll down to see a few photos of me and the wardrobe staff
Fashions 2000 - season 1999-2000
This was my first tour. That's me in the turquoise tank. We were always acting silly
Glam Odyssey - season 2007-2008
Photo shoot for the tour program. I wasn't really prepared for this photo (long story) and I
think it was the first time, in a long time, the wardrobe staff was included in the program.
I only worked second leg of this tour.