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Fashion & Fun at The Old Mint – A Celebration of 120 years of SF Fashion

Use discount code "upoutsf10" for $10 off ticket price.

A night of cocktails, music, and dancing while exploring San Francisco Style - an exhibit showcasing 120 years of San Francisco Fashion, beginning with the Gold Rush in 1849, through the 1970’s. About San Francisco Style exhibit Fashion is the ultimate artistic expression of individual style, and San Francisco has had an influence on the way people dress dating back to the 19th century.

- San Francisco Style exhibit

- One complimentary cocktail included with admission. Additional drinks available with $5 donation to the San Francisco Museum & Historical Society

- Music and dancing by DJ Jacob

- Food available by Off The Grid

- Docent led tours of the Old Mint

- And much more!

Fashion is the ultimate artistic expression of individual style, and San Francisco has had an influence on the way people dress dating back to the 19th century.

Most famously, the city is known as the birthplace of blue jeans. The world's best selling item of clothing and one of the greatest icons of modern fashion, blue jeans were invented in San Francisco by Levi Strauss in 1873. In the 1950s, the blue denim synonymous for decades with hard, honest work became a symbol of rebellious youth when sported by screen idols like James Dean and Marlon Brando. Blue jeans have since entered the high fashion vocabulary and are ubiquitous. Today jeans are part of the repertoire of haute couture houses like Armani, Valentino and Chanel.

The whimsical, irreverent attire of the Haight-Ashbury’s Flower Children in the 1960s has influenced clothing designers as diverse as Jessica McClintock and Betsey Johnson. In the late 1960s Bill Kelly, Stanley Mouse and others set up a studio in Mill Valley to produce designs expressly for T-shirts, thus putting fine art on what had previously been regarded as a merely utilitarian article of clothing. Since the ’60s the influence of San Francisco’s clothing designers has only continued to create new fashion trends: Don and Doris Fisher’s Gap, Susie and Doug Tompkins’ Esprit, Mel and Patricia Ziegler’s Banana Republic, the list goes on and on.

$15 to $30

Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM