The Thousand Islands Arts Center Proudly Presents...

Summer Dress: An Evolution

Exhibit: July 9th - August 9th

Designer & Collector’s Statement:

“Summer Dress: An Evolution focuses on the evolution of summer clothing from the Gilded Age through the 1980s. As you will see throughout this exhibition, the development of fashion is so much more than changing tastes. Rather, I find fashion trends are often enabled by changes and advances in technology and society. Wherever possible, I have incorporated items from the Thousand Islands into this exhibit from vintage photos, to vintage souvenir bracelets, trousers worn by a prominent Wellesley Island summer resident, and a fabulous 1960s Pierre Cardin dress that once belonged to a Clayton resident. This exhibition has been a joy to put together and has been a wonderful way to combine my passion for fashion with my passion for the River.”

-Stuart Mesires, owner and founder of Ladybug Vintage