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Vintage Fashion Collection

Fashion show volunteers

Volunteers showcase fashions from the 1930s through the 1970s.

Consider a vintage fashion show for your next community event or personal occasion. Covering more than 100 years of fashion, the professional production, authentic apparel and historic narrative will make your next affair memorable. All proceeds benefit Seattle Children’s.

For more information, call Mary at 360-755-3565 or call our donation line at 206-448-1233.

Book a Vintage Fashion Show

Book a Vintage Fashion Show

1928 at Seattle’s Paramount Theater

Choose from many different shows – each is a one-of-a-kind experience of authentic garments and accessories. Select the show that fits you best. Shows cost $275 and run for 45 minutes, unless noted otherwise.

Fashion Through the Decades

Versatile dress and coat from 1950s

A versatile dress and coat from the 1950s.

A fashion show of women’s clothing and accessories from the early 1890s through the 1990s. This show is a nostalgic trip back in time, giving younger audience members an insight into what their mothers and grandmothers once wore. Models are featured in different outfits as a narrator describes the fashions and eras.

First Ladies

First Ladies

A Jackie Kennedy model wears a matching coat and dress from the 1960s by Chester Weinberger.

A special presentation of clothing styles representative of first ladies. This show features ensembles and a history of presidential wives, their styles and how they impacted American fashion.

Famous Mothers

Famous mothers

A kitchen dress and apron from the 1890s on a model of Anna Marie Jarvis. Jarvis founded the Mother’s Day holiday.

From Mother Jones to Mother Nature to the Queen Mother, this show features the fashion of famous mothers.

Some Enchanted Evening – Party Dresses from Long Ago

Some Enchanted Evening

A peach, bias-cut evening dress and jacket made of marabou, accessorized with peep-toe shoes from the 1930s.

From ball gowns to tea dresses to prom wear, we’ll show you party dresses through the decades.


Fashion Show weddings 

The wedding show features more than 100 years of wedding fashions, including wedding dresses, bridesmaid’s apparel and fashions worn by the mother of the bride.

Hat Show

Hat show

Hat show on display.

A showcase of decades of hat fashions. Audience members are encouraged to participate.

  • Cost: $175

Purse Show

Purse show

Purse show on display.

A showcase of handbag fashions through the decades.

  • Cost: $150

Shoe Show

Fashion show shoes

Vintage shoes on display

A showcase of women’s shoes from the 1890s through the 1990s. This fun and fact-filled presentation features historic shoe samples by fashion names you may recognize.

  • Cost: $100

And Many More…

Can’t get enough of those crazy ’20s? Fixated on the ’50s? Decade-specific shows are available, as are many other choices. From Cocktail Culture to Literary Ladies, Hollywood to the Home Front, there are a wide variety of shows to choose from. Contact us for specifics on these fun events.


“The Seattle Children's Bargain Boutiques Vintage Fashion Collection historic shoe presentation today at the Seattle Women’s University Club was remarkable, educational and totally absorbing. The volunteer narrator captivated the audience with a depth of knowledge, topic choices and special touch of humor. Thank you for a special event!”

Sylvia Hubbert, member, Seattle Women’s University Club

“The 1960s fashion show presented by Seattle Children’s Bargain Boutiques Vintage Fashion Collection volunteers was the highlight of a three-day event conducted by the Association for Legal Professionals (NALS) in Federal Way. The show's carefully crafted script set the tone for a great evening. Their wealth of information and pure joy in sharing the collection is a huge asset for Children’s Hospital.”

Sharon Campbell, Snapdone and TheFormTool