Ongoing and Annual--United States
Ongoing and Annual--Outside The United States
UPCOMING & PRESENT EVENTS
ONGOING AND ANNUAL EVENTS
Outside the United States
Allure--with "Itiwear" (see below)
Ball Bizarre, (Versatile Fashions [see "Custom Corsets"]),Los Angeles, CA-- annually
Back and Blue Ball , (Arena Productions), (212) 529-5964, Spring annually in NYC
Corsets and More--annually in Germany
Dressed to Thrill Ball (Versatile Fashions ), Various West Coast locations--May annually www.versatilefashions.com
Itiwear--Javits Convention Center and Pier 90, NYC in November annually
The Kinky Costume Ball, New York City, annually around Halloween--sophisticated fetish event. Contact "The Baroness," 244 E. 3rd St., New York, NY 10009 Tel: (212) 529-5964 www.baroness.comLas Vegas Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball (Las Vega every Halloween weekend annually) www.halloweenball.com
L.A. Fetish Ball, (Los Angeles in July annually)--ESP, Box 1307, Los Angeles, CA 90078 Tel: (213) 644-1811
Leather Celebration, N.Y.C. in June annually
Marcia's Annual Corset Show (lately in July), EROS Center, 2051 Market St., San Francisco, CA Info: P.O. Box 2982, Sacramento, CA 95812
Les Petites Dames de Mode (The Little Ladies of Fashion) John Burbidge (Danvers, Massachusetts), designer of wedding gowns, has fashioned an incredible group of 29-inch high ladies from the era 1850 to 1914 in authentic costume (down to their corsets!). A sight to be seen, his art goes on display in different parts of the country now and then. Keep an eye out and don't miss this treat!
Port Townsend (Washington State) Victorian Festival Annually in March or April www.victorianfestival.org
Somewhere in Time, Grand Hotel, Mackinaw Island, MI in the last week of October annually. A sort of replay of the period in which "Somewhere in Time" (the movie) was filmed (circa 1912). Women wore corsets then!
Twelfthnight Gala, North Star Chapter, Victorian Society in America, St. Paul, Minnesota (annually in January) A night in the Victorian tradition--dancing, dining and appropriate surroundings and attire (i.e. corsetted gowns)! Contact Victorian Society headquarters at 219 South 6th St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 for further information
Victorian Grand Ball, Pasadena, CA in July annually (very reasonable)--Contact Walter Nelson, 7341 Etiwanda Ave., Reseda, CA 91335 Tel: (818) 342-3482 E-mail: [email protected]
Victorian Week, Cape May, NJ in April annually--sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, P.O. Box 340, Cape May, NJ 08204 (just for fun--little authenticity in clothing)
ONGOING AND ANNUAL EVENTS
(Outside The United States)
Bal des Gracieuses (Europe)--Ball with Victorian ballgowns and appropriate undergarments--sponsored by Les Gracieuses Modernes, (www.lgm-club.de), Hamburg, Germany - annually in Europe in October or November however, 1995 function took place in San Francisco) ContactBritta & Dirk directly at the aforementioned organization address or
Ball Bizarre, Duesseldorf, Germany in November annually (TECHCOM [see "Publications"])
Disciplin Gym (A.Z.Z.L.O.), Tokyo area twice annually
Eccentric Fashion Show, Switzerland, in October annually
Les Folies D'Elodie 56 Avenue Paul Doumer, Paris, France (16th arrondissement). Creative lingerie displays, including corset-oriented, as well as antiques and curios.
Masked Ball (Vampyre Society) Carole Bohanon, c/o the Vampyre Society, P.O. Box 68, Keighley, West Yorks, BD22 6RU, U.K.
Museum of Bath, England, "Corsets Uncovered" from March 21, 2005, indefinitely (As far as we know, no closing date as been set.)www.museumofcostume.co.uk
Oxford Conference of Corsetry Jesus College Oxford, England (summer, annually) www.conferenceofcorsetry.com
Palace of Versailles (France) Display of life-sized mannequin of Queen Marie-Antoinette of France. Fantastic piece of art with an eighteen-inch waist that looks like the real thing! By Count Alexander von Beregshasy from the the portrait by Vigee-Lebrun, also displayed at the Palace in the "Salle de Couvert."
Prior Attiresponsors an annual Victorian ball in Bath, UK
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