The Milliners Guild is a non-profit organization connecting milliners and hat lovers. They uphold the art of handmade millinery in today's market of mass production.
In celebrating September as Textile Month in New York City, the Milliners Guild is collaborating with the Fire Museum with pieces handcrafted by members in various materials, each an individual homage to the bravery and passion of firemen throughout history. The pieces will be on display starting September 15th. The installation will remain in place for two weeks only, housed on the gorgeous second floor of this hidden gem of a museum, amid the Turn-of-the-Century helmets and archival fire apparatus that sparked the idea for this "collection". Hats are hot stuff, and the Museum's expansive collection of international helmets and headgear lends itself to creativity.
The New York City Fire Museum is proud to be a part of this artistic city-wide effort to showcase unique approaches to the unusual, the artistic, and the innovative ways to incorporate textiles in design and history.
WHO: The Milliners Guild and FDNY Fire Museum
WHERE: FDNY Fire Museum (2nd Floor) 278 Spring Street – Between Hudson and Varick Streets
WHEN: September 15-October 7th 2016, Trunk Show on October 7th
COST: Admission $8 for adults, $5 for Students with ID
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