The first stop on the YaleWomen Connecticut Museum Trail - "The Origins of Preppy: John Meyer of Norwich"
Do the words “John Meyer of Norwich” strike a chord with you? They might if you’re an alum of a certain age! ”The Preppy style was born on the campuses of America’s Ivy League colleges but it was manufactured using the resources of Eastern Connecticut. ’Origin of Preppy’ explores the style’s transformation from campus fad to innovative fashion by pioneering purveyor John Meyer of Norwich. From the creation of the multi-million dollar Norwich Industrial Park to the revolutionary computerized cutting machine, John Meyer was a true innovator, bringing trendsetting style to the Northeast. The John Meyer of Norwich label provided a certain status and confidence to stylish women from the 1950s through the 1970s. Meyer’s daughter, Elise, has compiled an archive of the groundbreaking businessman including photographs, stories and vintage clothing. The exhibition is a stunning tribute to this lasting American phenomenon.” http://www.mattatuckmuseum.org/changing
Admission $7/person (payable at the museum)
Meet in the lobby/front entrance area
RSVP to Anne Boucher ’80 at email@example.com as soon as possible – if we number 6-8, they will take us on a guided tour of the exhibition!
144 W Main St
Waterbury, CT 06702
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