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The Art of Fashion: Fay Applegarth Maddux

Presented by Behringer-Crawford Museum at Behringer-Crawford Museum, Covington KY

The Art of Fashion: Fay Applegarth Maddux

This exhibit tells the story of a NKY fashion plate artist determined to establish financial independence through her art.

The Art of Fashion: Fay Applegarth Maddux features one-of-a-kind illustrations, advertising clothing and accessories in local newspapers from 1945-1965. The elaborate drawings were used for Reeds of Hyde Park, McAlpin’s, Mabley & Carew, Pogue’s, Shillito’s, Tall Fashions, Macperth Sportswear and more. Working from her home into the late hours of the night, the native Covington fashionista pursued her art, despite the demands of motherhood, home management, and a cultural environment of women not earning their own wages. Her excellent eye and talent for storytelling gave her work a special quality that engaged the viewer and made her a favorite of advertisers. Dresses, coats, hats and other haute couture will also be on display. The exhibit runs through Aug. 20, 2023.

Included with museum admission.

Behringer-Crawford Museum is located at 1600 Montague Road-Devou Park, Covington, KY 41011. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: 1-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and national holidays. Admission is free for BCM members, $9 for adults, $8 for seniors 60+ and $5 for children. Wednesdays are Grandparent’s Days: one grandchild is admitted free with each paying grandparent. Parking is free.

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1600 Montague Rd , Covington, KY 41011

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