Archives and Museum invites you to tea
The Fashion Archives and Museum (FA&M) is pleased
to invite you to an afternoon tea featuring the “Tea Lady,” Judy
Larkin, on Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. Her lecture, "The Fine Art of Tea,"
will explore the current exhibit "Through the Lens of the Beholder: The
Fine Art of Fashion," which features garments and accessories from the
1830s through today, including items by famous designers such as Chanel, Fath,
Scaasi, and Dior. Guests are encouraged to wear vintage items and hats from
their own wardrobes.
Larkin, a native of Manchester, England, is one of only
a handful of people in the world who have earned the title "certified tea
specialist" from the Tea Association of the USA. She has been a member of
trade delegations to Sri Lanka, India, China and Nepal where it was possible to
study tea cultivation in the world's top producing nations. She has
crossed three oceans and 26 countries on four continents in her continuous
quest to learn more about the world of tea. Not satisfied merely with learning
about the cultivation and production of tea, she has studied its history, as
well as the etiquette, superstitions and customs surrounding the
consumption of this beverage worldwide.
Acclaimed for sharing her vast knowledge with a touch
of humor, her students have ranged from the elegant clientele of the
Boston Park Plaza Hotel to elementary school children and even inmates in the
Virginia Prison System. In 1994, she was named "Woman of
the Year in Prince William County, Va." for her continuing
efforts to improve the status and quality of life for women. Educated in
Europe, she graduated from Burleigh College in Manchester, England, and
the Alliance Française in Paris, France.
required. Space is limited, and registrations will be processed on a first-come,
first-served basis. Participants will receive a confirmation e-mail.
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