History stays in fashion

       Rhonda Painter models a Victorian-style outfit for a sell-out audience at the third annual Victorian Tea and Fashion Show at the Old Colorado City History Center April 24. A major fund raiser for the Old Colorado City Historical Society, the event attracted more than 60 people and earned $777, according to Jo Cervone, one of the event organizers. The fashion show was presented by Rita Wilhelm, President and Founder of the Victorian Heritage Society of Colorado. Painter was one of seven models (four female, three male) displaying garments from the 1850s to early 1900s.

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