The Forties still live

Last night was the annual Gala for the Ruth Bancroft Garden, so that’s where we were.

The Garden looks better all the time.  Charlotte Bloom continues to commute from Chicago every couple of months for a few days of applying her genius touch, Andrew and Brian handle the day to day care and feeding of the world class collection of succulents.  Rye runs the joint. If you haven’t been there, and you like plants, you have missed a rare treat.

This year is the fortieth anniversary for the Garden, so the theme last night was the 1940’s.  The decor in the dining tent was spectacular–old photos, movie posters, even a perfect sailor suit from WWII.

What I’m here to show, though, are the clothes that people found.  It was an incredible evening for some very old couture, and I want to share it with you.

If you click on the first photo, you’ll see everything nice and large on your screen, and be able to read the captions.


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