The Dallas Woman’s Forum’s
Fashion & Style Department presents
Vintage Fashion Show
with special guest presenter
of the Antiques Roadshow
Saturday, March 7, 2020
12 noon – 4 pm
Tea begins at 12 noon
Fashion Show at 1:30 pm
featuring fashions from 1900’s to 1980’s
Silent auction and opportunities to
purchase vintage items at 3 pm
$65.00 per person
4607 Ross Avenue
Special Guest Presenter
Who would have thought 32 years ago when Steven Porterfield helped Carol & Maxine open their vintage business The Cats Meow in Midland Texas, that he would one day provide clothing for the movie industry. He was only included as a partner because he could sew.
Within a very short period of time he had purchased the store from the two women and within four years he had expanded the store from 1,200 square feet to 4,000 square feet. Maxine taught him good basic business skills and Carol took him to his first textile show in California where he immediately began to sell to Hollywood. His mother taught him to do whatever he did to the best of his ability and his father taught him to be honest in everything he did.
Steven began to sell on both the east and west coast and expanded his business to include the fashion industry. Over the years he has seen modern garments inspired by his vintage merchandise in the lines of Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Jill Stewart & Victoria’s Secret.
In 2018, he sold to more than nine movies. He worked with Kate Hawleyon The Call of the Wild and is currently working with Emily O’Connor, personal assistant to John Dunn, on costumes for the film Emily Dickinson.
He has been a fashion and textile appraiser for Antiques Roadshow for nine years. His knowledge of historical fashion makes him the perfect consultant and guest speaker for our fashion show.
Menu for Afternoon Tea
White Chocolate Cranberry Scones
Chicken Salad Tartlet
Ham & Gruyère Puff Pastry
Assortment of Sweet Pastries
Selected loose leaf tea paired with each course,
including The Dallas Woman’s Forum’s
signature tea, Caramel Almond Bliss
Catering provided by Chocolate Angel High Street, Plano, Texas
Special vegetarian or gluten-free menus will be provided only if requested at the time of making a reservation and at least four days before the date of the tea.
$65.00 per person
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Reservation Cancellations and Ticket Refund Policy
Reservation cancellations may be made up to four business days prior to the date of the event. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations within four business days of the event or for missed or “no show” reservations. Cancellations are subject to a $10 cancellation fee per person. For cancellations, call 214-823-4533 and leave a message or send an email to [email protected].