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Fashion Forward: Look to the Past to Inform the Future

 Photo Credit: The State Historical Society of Missouri

Photo Credit: The State Historical Society of Missouri

Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO

Are you a fashion designer or manufacturer? Do you love Kansas City’s rich Garment District history? We go inside the industry at our inaugural Fashion Forward event, examining the effective business practices behind a local enterprise that employed thousands and supplied the nation with high-quality clothing in its 20th-century heyday.

The afternoon begins with a screening of A Stitch in Time, Terence O’Malley’s documentary about the city’s greatest fashion entrepreneur, Nell Donnelly Reed. O’Malley then joins a discussion with individuals who have worked in various Garment District capacities: Suzie Aron, Barbara Bloch, Murline Hayes, and Carl Puritz. Rightfully Sewn founder Jennifer Lapka Pfeifer moderates. A reception follows. 

Presented by Missouri Bank.

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