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Dress For Success: Nelly Don and American Fashion

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A yellow background with a vintage fashion sketch of a woman in a stylish yellow suit, designed by Nelly Don. The "Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library" logo is in the bottom right corner.

The Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library cordially invite you to their Annual Meeting and Program, on Monday, April 8 at 6:00 p.m.

Dress For Success: Nelly Don & American Fashion

One simply cannot mention 20th-century women’s fashion, without thinking of Nelly Don. The Parsons, Kansas native built a fashion empire on the vision that women deserved affordable, stylish clothing regardless of means or status.

From humble beginnings, Don built a company that treated her workforce of women fairly, brought fashion to millions of American women, and became the largest dressmaker of the century.

Ellen “Nell” Quinlan Donnelly’s story is one of innovation, triumph, and hard work—all rooted in her small-town Kansas upbringing. Presented by Marla Day, Curator of Kansas State University’s Historic Costume and Textile Museum in Manhattan.

This free program is open to the public.

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April 8
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Pittsburg Public Library
308 N Walnut
Pittsburg, KS 66762 United States
(620) 231-8110
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