If you are what you wear, then wearing vintage is one of the best ways to convey who you are without saying a word. Each piece tells a story and so in a way, you can become one of the storytellers. Forever passionate about the history of fashion, its evolution and ultimately, the care of each garment, The Laundress cofounders Gwen and Lindsey are committed to the preservation of iconic pieces and vintage treasures. As such, the Cornell alumnae are supporting the "fashion for a cause" benefit event presented by the Cornell Costume & Textile Collection. The event will give fellow fashion enthusiasts the opportunity to bid on rare items from the collection being auctioned off at the historic Prince George Ballroom on September 28, 2017. Details and tickets can be found here.
Keep reading to see a preview of some pieces being showcased at the event and care how-tos you can apply to your own vintage finds.