Mae Reeves, 1912-2016

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Showstoppers: Mae Reeves of Philadelphia Vintage Hat Collection

A "showstopper" is what milliner and accessories designer extraordinaire, Lula Mae Reeves called her marvelous designs worn by elegantly dressed women from all walks of life. Enjoy a wonderful conversation about Mrs. Reeves and her influence on fashion among Donna Limerick, Mae Reeves' daughter, Reneé S. Anderson, Ph.D., NMAAHC fashion and textiles specialist, and LaFleur Paysour, NMAAHC media relations specialist. The Mae Reeves Hat Collection was recently acquired by the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Selected designs from the Reeves Showstopper Collection will be modeled.

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