Fashion Show Benefits Douglas County Historical Society

It's a trend of the times, blending the old with the new.

And it was on display at the Metropolitan Community College's North Omaha Campus.

The fourth annual luncheon and runway show benefiting the Douglas County Historical Society was in full swing.

The show features vintage clothing with a modern flair.

Lace is always in, and one vintage lace dress is matched with a denim jacket and new jewelry.

For the traditionalists, there's a 1931 lace wedding dress including elbow length gloves.

Proceeds from the event go to the Douglas County Historical Society.

"Our job is really preserving and sharing the history of Douglas County and preserving artifacts is an expensive proposition but it's important to show those stories to future generations what fashion was like," Kathy Aultz, Director of the Douglas County Historical Society said.

Elaine Jabenis was also on hand for a book signing. The 93 years young local fashion icon wore a dress ondisplay when the Playhouse opened in 1959.

She says she still fits in that dress.

Jabenis says today's style is anything goes, giving designers more freedom...where as before there were more restrictions on the style of clothes women could wear.

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