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Classy WI women at the WI Women of Style event

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The United States may not associate Wisconsin with cutting-edge fashion but a new exhibit at the Wisconsin Historical Museum shows otherwise.

The exhibit features garments from some of Wisconsin's most fashionable women created by world-famous designers. "Wisconsin fashion" often refers to cold-weather clothing rather than stylish designer wear from Paris and New York. Yet beginning in the late 19th century, there have been Wisconsin women with the means and interest to wear extraordinarily expensive and fashionable clothes.

Wisconsin Women of Style showcases significant pieces from the Mount Mary University Historic Costume Collection and the Wisconsin Historical Society. Explore these spectacular gowns and garments, and discover the stories of the remarkable Wisconsin women who wore them.

The event runs until the end of March.

Click here for more information.

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