Victorian Vogue Historical Fashions came into being in 2010 when a group of like- spirited women realized they all had something in common;love of history, of fashion and a joy of dressing up and stepping back in time. There are presently nine women models and two male models,one commentator/historian, three dressers and a stage manager all engaged in this volunteer non-profit group.
Victorian Vogue is committed to presenting entertaining and highly informative fashion shows, bringing to life the vignettes of history and social customs primarily from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Some of our fashions represent the periods before and after the reign of Queen Victoria, from the time Frances Barkley stood on the shores of Vancouver Island in 1787 and then to the vivacious flapper era of the 1920’s. Many of the fashions are inspired by the stories surrounding very real people who lived and worked and were influential to the society of their time. Where possible, we attempt to link the fashions to historical events and notable people in and around the city of Victoria. The fashions are all highly researched to the smallest detail from books, paintings, photographs, and then painstakingly replicated through hours of hand dressmaking by our own seamstresses and our models themselves.
We are all proud of Victorian Vogue Historical Fashions, the quality of the fashions, and the historical background of each unique piece we present.