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Setting the Barr

| June 3, 2014 | Parties

It was a luncheon befitting the stylish Women of Chapman. The location was AnQi, and the guest of honor was fashion historian Maxwell Barr, who spent 26 years designing costumes for major movie studios (Hildalgo, War and Remembrance, and Pirates of the Caribbean are among his credits), before becoming an educator with posts at UCLA, FIDM and Woodbury University. He delighted the Chapman University supporters with a presentation detailing just what it took for a cultured woman to dress properly in the age of Louis XV. They looked on as a model donned the chemise and corset, silk stockings tied with ribbons, and layers of frills and frocks worn by the bourgeoisie—each garment painstakingly designed and hand-stitched to historical perfection by Barr himself. Epic. -Photos by John Saade


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