From Durand-Hedden House & Garden:
Join Durand-Hedden on March 17 from 1pm to 4pm for this wonderful event for mothers, daughters, fashionistas, home sewers, history lovers, and all those who wonder how clothing provides a window into the past. At 2pm, clothing historian Pat Sanftner will reveal the high style changes that took place in the 1700s in Europe and then the American Colonies, and the fashion mavens who made them, using 100 illustrations to demonstrate four significant style changes during the time period.
Sanftner has a Master of Fine Arts from NYU School of the Arts, where she studied costume design for the theater. She worked as a costume designer for Broadway, film, and television and taught the next generation of costumers at Marymount Manhattan College. In addition, she created a number of exhibits at Acorn Hall and the Schuyler-Hamilton House, where she is currently the curator.