Trends come and go, but a true classic stands the test of time. No one exemplifies that fashion truism more than Babs White, the Museum’s widely respected and well-beloved Costume Curator who recently announced her retirement after nearly a half century. — an announcement from the Museum of Darien
“It’s been a lot of fun,” said White, who recently celebrated her 95th birthday. “The collection has been the focus of my life.”
With over 3,000 items, including antique dresses, shoes and accessories, the Museum’s Costume Collection is recognized as one of New England’s finest, and experts throughout the region have long sought out White’s guidance on exhibitions and fashion history. Since joining the Darien Historical Society in the late 1960s, White has curated fashion exhibitions at the Museum on a nearly annual basis.