Mary Baskett is a local treasure whose visionary tastes in avant garde fashion are celebrated far beyond of our city’s burgeoning fashion culture. As part of the second year of Cincinnati Fashion Week, the Cincinnati Art Museum is hosting Tea with Mary on Wednesday evening. The evening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m., and at 7 Mary Baskett will discuss and display the Japanese designers she collects, along with a presentation by Cynthia Amneus, the Museum’s fashion curator.
A tour of Mary’s closet of couture filmed in advance with FOX 19’s Sara Celi will also be screened. An after party from 8 p.m.-midnight directly follows the lecture, with tea from Oakley’s Essencha teahouse, cocktails and a hair show by Mitchell’s Salon that explores contemporary looks inspired by traditional Japanese hairstyles. The lecture is free and open to the public. The after party costs $15.
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