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The Fashion Archives and Museum (FA&M) is a unique educational laboratory and museum that enhances our understanding of society through the study of dress. Since its establishment in 1980, the Archives have served as a teaching, research and exhibition resource for university students, faculty, and for members of the greater South Central Pennsylvania community and nearby states. It operates in association with Shippensburg University's College of Arts and Sciences and the Institute for Public Service. The primary function of the Archives is to preserve and exhibit its collection of clothing and accessories and to make those materials available for teaching and research purposes to persons and groups both on- and off-campus.

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The "Tea Lady" returns to the FA&M
May 17, 2017

The Fashion Archives & Museum (FA&M) is pleased to invite its friends and supporters to an afternoon tea and program featuring Judy Larkin, also known as the "Tea Lady" (see photo). Her lecture, titled "The Fine Art of Tea" will explore the current exhibit "Through the Lens of the Beholder: The Fine Art of Fashion," which features garments and accessories from the 1830s through today, including items by famous designers such as Chanel, Fath, Scaasi, and Dior. Guests are encouraged to wear vintage items and hats from their own wardrobes.

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Woman's burgundy wool wrapper, 1894-1895. Standing collar is trimmed with a large bow of silk-satin and lace at the center front neckline. Worn by Sarah Eyre (Blair) Glover (b. 1861-d. 1929) of Richmond, VA. (S2010-01-137 Glover)