Behind the Seams: World's Fair Fashion


Saturday September 24


11:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

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Sixty years ago, Seattle hosted an extraordinary, futuristic-themed World’s Fair. Clothing was an important part of the fair’s story: including space-age uniforms for staff, wearable souvenirs with enchanting illustrations of the fairgrounds, and a live fashion show of contemporary designs sponsored by Vogue. Join Curator of Collections, Clara Berg, for an intimate in-person, one-hour session to view highlights from MOHAI’s extensive collection of garments from the 1962 World’s Fair.

Your ticket includes full access to the museum. Come early or stay after to view all of the textiles and historic garments on display.

ASL Interpretation and CART captioning is available during the program through generous support of the Institute for Museum and Library Services. For additional accessibility support, please contact

MOHAI Members receive up to 4 General Public tickets priced at $10 each.

  • Membership discount is applied at checkout.
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  • For questions about your ticket purchase or the event itself, contact the Public Programs Department at, 206-324-1126 ext 108.

Cancellation Policy

  • Tickets purchased to museum events may be returned for a full refund if cancelled with seven days advance notice. Contact or 206-324-1126 x108 to process a refund.
  • If you are unable to attend a program, you may transfer the ticket to another individual by forwarding them a copy of the e-ticket. Will Call tickets may be transferred within 2 days of the scheduled program by emailing with the order number, name on the order and the new name of individual picking up the order. 

Ticketing Information

  • Please arrive at the museum at least 5 minutes prior to the program to ensure your seat. This is especially important for sold-out events where we will be assessing standby seating capacity just prior to the program, and may offer empty seats to patrons in our standby line.
  • All late seating is subject to the discretion of the House Manager and/or the limitations of the specific program.