About This Exhibition

Savoir-Faire: 19th-Century Fashion Prints features prints from French and American women’s magazines together with dresses and accessories from the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum.

The exhibition traces the dynamic changes in women’s fashion occurring in 19th-century Paris and the ways those far-away trends found their way to American cities, including Wichita.

Savoir-Faire joins Americans in Paris (opening December 16) and Monet to Matisse: French Moderns from the Brooklyn Museum, 1850–1950 (opening February 24) for an exploration of the artistic links between Paris and America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Fashion magazine cover with the title

J. Chapuis, Toilette d’après-midi, de la Masion Ney Soeurs, from La Mode Illustrée, 1906. Engraving, 14 3/4 x 11 inches. Wichita Art Museum, Powell Collection of American and European Fashion Plates