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1860s fashion show benefits UDC scholarship fund

A 21st century audience got a lesson in fashion on Saturday from “Victorian ladies” Kim Forslund and Marilyn Iglesias, who gave a step-by-step demonstration of how a woman dressed in the 1860s.

The fashion show of the 19th century was a fundraising benefit for the Captain Sally Tompkins Chapter 2626 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Fashion show tickets, a silent auction and table “bargain sale” netted more than $1,000 for the chapter’s scholarship fund, according to Iglesias, who is president. The show was held in the social hall of Central United Methodist Church, Mathews.

Terming their presentation “the underside of history,” Iglesias and Forslund started off in their underwear, which amounted to more clothing than most audience members were wearing on that hot summer’s day. Iglesias dressed in formal attire and Forslund in day wear, with a bit of difference, but not much, between the preparations.

At some points, the two ...

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