BC Society for the Museum of Original Costume

Rainforest Chic: Designer Lore Maria Wiener Archive
Vancouver-based fashion designer Lore Maria Wiener (31 March 1920 – 16 July 2019) dominated local fashion during the mid-century and continued designing well into her 80s. Wiener combined elegance with comfort in creations ranging from flapper-inspired cocktail dresses to exquisitely tailored coats...
Miracle Bras to Military Brass: Spencer’s Catalogues from the 1930s to 1940s
Spencer’s mail order catalogues, a subsidiary of David Spencer Limited, aimed to bring affordable fashion, extensive household goods, and myriad services to those residing outside of Vancouver and Victoria. Although its focus was British Columbia, Spencer’s reach extended beyond the province,...