Thursday, April 9, 2009

Maybe we'll be invited to the ball

Four elaborate costumes, created for Marjorie Merriweather Post (then Mrs. E.F. Hutton) for the legendary costume balls of the 1920s, will be on view together for the first time in the exhibition An Invitation to the Ball: Marjorie Merriweather Post's Fancy Dress Costumes of the 1920s. Part of the extraordinary collection of apparel and accessories once belonging to Post, this assemblage of costumes marks the first exhibition at Hillwood to focus on the personal items that Post acquired and maintained with the hope that they be shared with the public. Including archival and reproduction images and documents, including newspaper clippings, invitations, and correspondence, An Invitation to the Ball will reveal a personal side of Hillwood's founder and offer visitors an escape to a storied time of opulence and exuberance.

Marjorie Merriweather Post

Hillwood Museum



  1. I'm green with envy. Please send me a postcard from there.

  2. You've read my mind! This should be a great time of yr for Hillwood...have you been before now? With your love of all things French, you will be in for a treat. Wherefore art thou?
    David P.

  3. David. I hope you read this. Please call me at Dana's ....we'll be home tomorrow. I couldn't reach you via email today or by phone. I'm trying to meet with you tomorrow...Friday, and we are hoping to go to Hillwood.