Dressed up for an elegant night in Toronto, Mrs. David Rogers of Peterborough wore this dress circa 1959. She attended a special dinner for Lord Mountbatten, a British Royal Navy officer and statesman. Made by Canadian designer Jack Liebman, no ordinary dress could be worn for such an exclusive event. What message do you think she was trying to convey to the other attendees?
Mid 20th Century
“Red Dress,” Fleming College Museum Management & Curatorship Program, accessed February 23, 2024, http://exhibits.flemingdomains.ca/items/show/27.