Gallery Exhibition Open House, January 31

Trains, Tiaras, and Tights: Costumes and Keepsakes of Carter Church

Costumer Extraordinaire

Often called the "Costume King," Carter Church is one of the top costume designers in the United States. He creates each costume by hand, he does his own cutting and sewing and is assisted in making appliques and attaching sequins or Swarovski crystal rhinestones. Elaborate costumes can weigh 120 pounds, sometimes have collars 8 feet across and 6 feet high, and have $1,600 worth of feathers alone, and cost around $5,000.

Curated by the Ocean Springs Museum of History.

Free Admission








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