Victorian Unmentionables: What Lies Beneath with Christine Evans

Thanks to a packed house that came out to see textile historian Christine Evans (nee Scott) give a fascinating lecture/demonstration on the complex underpinnings of a Victorian woman’s everyday attire, with some impeccably crafted reproduction garments as an educational tool!


178 Bennett Avenue
Inwood, NY
(A train to 190th Street – it’s a Lutheran Church)

Ever wonder what lies beneath all that Victorian finery? Join clothing historian Christine Scott as she presents a step-by-step guide to ladies’ clothing of the 19th century. This delightful presentation is an educational and humorous conversation about the secrets and mysteries of the Victorian lady’s wardrobe. This presentation is much more than just a lecture. Ms. Scott engages the audience and answers all the Victorian fashion questions you were always too shy to ask!

Ms. Scott’s extensive and award-winning collection of historic reproduction clothing illustrates the art of dressing during several different time periods, ranging from the early Victorian period of the 1840’s to the so-called Gay 1890’s. Beautiful, award-winning examples of underpinnings, dresses, shoes, jewelry, and all other forms of delightful Victorian frippery will be displayed, demonstrated, and explained.

The presentation itself is approximately one hour in length and afterwards tea and light pastries will be served. Meet and mingle with your fellow Nineteenth Century Enthusiasts as we explore this most mysterious of subject matters…. What lies beneath!

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