Founded in 1921, the McCord Museum is a public research and teaching museum here in Montreal, dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of Canadian history.
The museum is known for its extensive historical costume and textile collection, which includes over 18,000 clothing and accessory pieces, many of which were created by some of Montreal's most legendary fashion designers. Among the plethora of antique dresses, parasols, hats, fans and footwear, the museum also counts a collection of Expo 67 hostess uniforms.
The Montréal Fashion Bureau ("Mode Montréal") sat down with Cynthia Cooper, head of collections and research, and curator of costume and textiles for the McCord Museum. Herself dressed hostess-esque, Ms. Cooper gives us a look into our beloved Expo girls, "dressed for modernity"...
Check out the video, above...!
The British uniform included a fabulous union jack purse. (McCord Collection)
The brown and aqua Quebec ensemble, with space-aged hat. (McCord Collection)
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