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September 17, 2014 / 7:00 PM
From Rationing to Ravishing Opening Reception

Opening Reception: From Rationing to Ravishing:

The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s
Co-curated by Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke

Event information

This event is only open to MOV Members & invitees only.

You may purchase a membership and reserve your ticket(s) below. Memberships can also be purchased by calling 604.736.4431 or in person/at the door.

Members can bring up to one free guest (1 guest per membership).

Doors 6:30 pm. Start time 7:00pm.

Light refreshments. Cash bar.

Suggested dress: 1940s / 1950s inspired  (What a great excuse to get dressed up!)

Exhibition information

From jumpsuits to evening gowns, this exhibition will feature rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect the changes that World War II had on society.

From the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke, and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, From Rationing to Ravishing will present more than 80 garments. Highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, including Christian Dior, Hardy Amies, and Elsa Schiaparelli. This exhibition will include features that engage families, including an activity station for kids and adults alike, and the opportunity to try on period garments.

Guest Curators: Ivan Sayers, Claus Jahnke
MOV Curators: Viviane Gosselin, Gregory Dreicer
Exhibition Design: 10four design group

September 19, 2014 / 8:00 PM
Why I Design: 30+ Designers Talk With You About What They Do (and Why They're Doing It in Vancouver)

The Museum of Vancouver invites Vancouverites to explore and celebrate innovation in action. 30+ designers, live, in concert and stationed throughout the museum’s galleries, discuss their work during Why I Design, a Vancouver Design Week feature event and party on Friday night, September 19.

Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Time: 8:00pm-11:30pm
Admission: $16 Advance | $18 At the Door | $13 MOV Members
Get Tickets: https://sep19whyidesign.eventbrite.ca

Why I Design aims the spotlight on the process of invention. Participating designers will engage you with stories behind the development of everyday technologies and cool things you’ve never seen before—from play spaces to packaging, furniture to footwear, scuba fins to cemeteries. You can ask the designers—ranging from those launching their careers to innovative leaders in international corporations—what motivates them, how they do what they do, and why Vancouver inspires them to keep doing it.

The participating designers represent enormously diverse creativity. See the latest adventure road bike and a kayak that folds. Touch shapes designed to ground people with autism. Experience the first heads-up display that can be worn while playing any sport. Admire apparel that can weather the worst that Vancouver can throw at you. Test a vest that helps kids feel less anxiety. Learn what makes a play space fun. Find flip-flops that are actually good for your feet. Discover who puts the flash into rock concerts. There’s a lot to explore as you navigate a party that’s dense with designers.

This isn’t an art display or trade show. Why I Design provides an alternative to standard presentations by breaking down walls between disciplines and between designers and the public. It’s an opportunity to interact with the designers of the products and environments that shape your life.

See below for the list of participants.

Admission to Why I Design includes entry to the premiere of the exhibition From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s; and to Neon Vancouver | Ugly Vancouver. Come celebrate with us the transformative power of design during Vancouver Design Week.

The Museum of Vancouver connects Vancouverites to each other and connects Vancouver to the world. Exploring the relationship between creators and users enables us to comprehend how design works and why it matters. The museum, an enthusiastic advocate for Vancouver and its people, is an independent non-profit organization that depends on support from the community.

Why I Design is curated and presented in partnership with Vancouver Design Week. This program is made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Homes & Living Magazine, Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery, the Design Formation Program at Langara College, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

Friday, September 19 is expected to be a busy evening in Vanier Park and Kits Point. The EasyPark lot located in front of the MOV services several cultural institutions in the neighbourhood. Available space in the parking lot and immediate vicinity may be limited. Please allow ample time to locate parking, or consider alternate methods of transportation. For information on how to reach the museum, visit http://museumofvancouver.ca/about.

Participants include:

Designer

Focus/Product

Organization

Afshin Mehin

Recon HUD glasses

WOKE Design

Alex Beim

Participatory installations

Tangible Interaction

Andrew Zo

Packaging

Andrew Zo

Annalisa Meyboom

Engineered wood structures

UBC SALA

Barbara Bell

Plywood tubes and wood tiles

FP Innovations

Bram Sawatzky
Kaly Ryan

Adaptable furniture

Willow and Stump

Christian Blyt

Corrugated plywood

Corelam

Daniel Nikitiuk

Scuba fins

Cetatek

Doug Simpson

Folding kayaks

Feathercraft Products Ltd.

Emmanuelle Roux

Architectural glass

Joel Berman Glass

Erin McGann
Christiane Villanueva

Stainless steel growlers

Innate

Tony Richardson

Climbing Harnesses

Arc'teryx

Graham Buska

Performance longboard components

Rayne Longboards

Greg Corrigan

Screwdrivers

White Box

Phillip Robbins
Keith Doyle
Helene Day Fraser
Heather Mitchell

3D printing and research

Material Matters, ECUAD

Hyuma Frankowski

Water park experiences

Whitewater

Jeff Cutler

Play spaces

Space2Place

Jeremiah Deutscher
Kaz Bremner

Urban furniture

Jeremiah Deutscher
Kaz Bremner

Jon Winebrenner

Compact bike racks

Hurdler Studios

Kevin Lee Royes

Urban Multi-Tools

Kelvin Tools

Lisa Fraser

Pressure therapy garments

Snugvest

Nicole Barrett

Tools offering grounding

ECUAD Award Winner

Rob Nathan

Footwear

4139Design

Robbie Roberts

G3 binding and poles

Form 3

Saleem Khattak

Transparent LED fixtures

Saleem Khattak

Sholto Scruton

Furniture

Sholto Design Studio

Stewart Denny
Michele Campbell

Sustainable burials

Lees + Associates

Terry Brown

Adventure road bikes

Norco Bikes

Tomas Nielsen

Toys

Tobo Toys

Tyler Froese

Reflective bags

Nocturnal Workshop

William Alexander

Transgender wear

ECUAD Award Winner

 

September 24, 2014 / 7:00 PM
Built City @MOV: Fashioning Performance: Fabric and Urban Form | Sep 24

“New approaches to design . . . must be preceded by new ways of imagining and thinking.” Pamela Mang & Bill Reed, Regenesis Group

The 2014/2015 Built City @MOV speaker series kicks off with a talk that coincides with the inaugural Vancouver Design Week and showcases the potential of design to effect significant change in personal and public space. Fashioning Performance is a new way of looking at design process. It transcends the modernist maxim of “form follows function.” Instead, it explores the reciprocal relationship between beauty, utility, and design agency by asking: what are the limits of potential? The goal is an empowering design principle that can be employed across scales—from our cities and buildings down to our own bodies and minds.

Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $14 General | $11 Seniors & Students | $11 RAIC Members | $10 MOV Members
Get Tickets: https://sep24builtcityfabric.eventbrite.ca

Speakers:

Alexandra Plante—inventor, material engineer, and project design lead for Lululemon’s newly created Whitespace Innovation Workshop—will share her insights into the potential of fashioning performance. Plante will discuss innovations in textiles, performance wear, and the design of immersive lab environments, highlighting how each serves to creatively redefine and enhance the capabilities and performance of individuals and groups. She will be joined in conversation by an innovative thinker from the realm of architecture.

Christopher Sharples is a Principal of SHoP Architects and SC | SHoP Construction, and a registered architect in the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Washington D.C., and is NCARB Certified. Christopher holds Bachelor of History and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from Dickinson College, and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where he graduated with honors for Excellence in Design. Christopher has served as a Louis I. Kahn Assistant Visiting Professor for Architectural Design at Yale University’s School of Architecture, and has also taught at Cornell University, Parsons School of Design, City College, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and the University of Virginia.

Moderator:

Edward Ozimek brings to the design table a rich background based in the art of making. Prior to his architectural studies, he was for 10 years lead Project Manager at Casgrain Developments where he oversaw the development and construction of some 250,000+ square feet of residential and institutional space. He has since then endeavoured to marry the pragmatic concerns of real world built environments with the conceptual underpinnings of a thoughtful architectural practice. Immediately following his studies at UBC School of Architecture, Edward worked with award winning architects both in Canada and the United States (Patkau Architects - Vancouver, Leroy Street Studio - New York) and is currently employed with RUF Project.

About the Built City @MOV 2014/2015: Fashion, Fabrication & Futures in Form series:

Built City @MOV is an annual trio of visually animated conversations, during which city-shaping ideas converge and collide. Thinkers and doers from architecture, planning, design, and other disciplines help us imagine the future of Vancouver.

This year we examine fashion, fabrication, and futures in design and architecture. Where is the line between fashion and innovation? How do the materials we use influence the act of creation in clothing, landscape, and architecture? How do past notions of the future live on and enrich our experience of today’s city?

Built City @MOV is curated and presented in partnership with Architecture Canada. This program is made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Homes & Living Magazine, the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

October 02, 2014 / 7:00 PM
SOLD OUT - Curator's Talk & Tour: From Rationing to Ravishing, with Ivan Sayers | Oct 2

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Included with general admission | MOV Members attend free | Limited space, advance tickets recommended
Get Tickets: https://oct2ravishingtour.eventbrite.ca

Join Vancouver's preeminent fashion historian and From Rationing to Ravishing guest curator Ivan Sayers for an informative stroll amongst the displays of historic clothing within the exhibition space. Follow along as Ivan describes the evolution of women's fashion from wartime utility to postwar extravagance, and demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

October 06, 2014 / 5:30 PM
2014 Museum of Vancouver Legacy Awards Dinner

We are of a city of innovators and visionaries. At the Museum of Vancouver, we aim to look at Vancouver’s past, present, and future, and this fall we invite you to join us for our 3rd annual Museum of Vancouver Legacy Awards Dinner, an fundraising and awards dinner that honours those individuals, families and companies who have contributed to this city.

 

Please join us on October 6th, in paying tribute to Morris J. Wosk and Yosef Wosk, Dr. Julio Montaner and Wade Grant as we recognize them for their commitment to Vancouver. Guests at this fundraiser will enjoy an exclusive evening of good company, interesting ideas, complimentary beverages, and a sit-down dinner. Enjoy live musical entertainment and participate in a silent auction that benefits our non-profit society.

 

2014 Award Winners:

Legacy Award Honourees: Morris J. Wosk and Yosef Wosk
City Shaper Award Honouree: Dr. Julio Montaner
Emerging City Visionary Award Honouree: Wade Grant

 

Read more about the award winners: here

 

Event information:

Date: Monday, October 6, 2014

Schedule:
5:30pm Cocktails, Live Music, Silent Auction
6:30pm Dinner & Awards Presentation

Dress code: Elegant

Location: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St. Vancouver, BC

Guests at this fundraiser will enjoy an exclusive evening of good company, interesting ideas, complimentary beverages, and a sit-down dinner. Enjoy live musical entertainment and participate in a silent auction benefitting the Museum of Vancouver, a non-profit society.

 
Early Bird tickets are now available!

 

October 23, 2014 / 7:00 PM
Built City @MOV: Cornelia Hahn Oberlander and Friends: Past and Future Landscapes | Oct 23

Renowned landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander joins Susan Herrington, author of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape, in an illustrated conversation. The pair will be joined by intervenors from Oberlander’s creative life. This is an unique opportunity to share in the ongoing journey of one of the world’s foremost landscape architects.

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $14 General | $11 Seniors & Students | $11 RAIC Members | $10 MOV Members
Get Tickets: https://oct23builtcityoberlander.eventbrite.ca

Confirmed speakers:

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, OC, a national treasure in Canada, has been creating innovative landscapes for more than sixty years. She has contributed to the designs of homes, high-profile buildings and other sites around the world, including Robson Square, the Law Courts, and the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver; and the Gardens of the National Gallery of Canada. Oberlander’s designs combine social service, collaboration, and deep environmental responsibility. Her recent work on the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly Building in Yellowknife addresses the complex issues of place and ecology in the fragile North.
 
Susan Herrington is a professor in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at The University of British Columbia. She is author of Schoolyard Park, On Landscapes, and most recently Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape.

Scot Hein is the Campus Urban Designer at the University of British Columbia. Prior to this recent appointment, he managed the City of Vancouver’s high profile Urban Design Studio as the city’s senior urban designer for the past 10 years. He teaches in the new Masters of Urban Design Program of UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. He is a tireless advocate for urbanism excellence and the importance of built environment education for young people. 

About the Built City @MOV 2014/2015: Fashion, Fabrication & Futures in Form series:

Built City @MOV is an annual trio of visually animated conversations, during which city-shaping ideas converge and collide. Thinkers and doers from architecture, planning, design, and other disciplines help us imagine the future of Vancouver.

This year we examine fashion, fabrication, and futures in design and architecture. Where is the line between fashion and innovation? How do the materials we use influence the act of creation in clothing, landscape, and architecture? How do past notions of the future live on and enrich our experience of today’s city?

Built City @MOV is curated and presented in partnership with Architecture Canada. The October 23, 2014 talk is also presented in partnership with the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC. This program is made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Homes & Living Magazine, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

November 22, 2014 / 7:00 PM
Fashion Show: From Rationing to Ravishing, with Ivan Sayers | Nov 22

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $20 General | $18 Seniors & Students | $14 MOV Members | Limited space, advance tickets recommended
Get Tickets: http://nov22ravishingfashionshow.eventbrite.ca

Enhance your knowledge of 1940s and 1950s women’s fashions at this live fashion show produced and narrated by fashion historian and guest curator Ivan Sayers. It will feature exceptional examples from Ivan’s private collection and collections of his friends, complementing the exhibition experience.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

December 04, 2014 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour: From Rationing to Ravishing, with Ivan Sayers | Dec 4

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Included with general admission | MOV Members attend free | Limited space, advance tickets recommended
Get Tickets: https://dec4ravishingtour.eventbrite.ca

Join Vancouver's preeminent fashion historian and From Rationing to Ravishing guest curator Ivan Sayers for an informative stroll amongst the displays of historic clothing within the exhibition space. Follow along as Ivan describes the evolution of women's fashion from wartime utility to postwar extravagance, and demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

February 28, 2015 / 2:00 PM
Fashion Show: From Rationing to Ravishing, with Ivan Sayers | Feb 28

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: $20 General | $18 Seniors & Students | $14 MOV Members | Limited space, advance tickets recommended
Get Tickets: https://feb28ravishingfashionshow.eventbrite.ca

Enhance your knowledge of 1940s and 1950s women’s fashions at this live fashion show produced and narrated by fashion historian and guest curator Ivan Sayers. It will feature exceptional examples from Ivan’s private collection and collections of his friends, complementing the exhibition experience.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.