The Last Dinner on the Titanic
Here’s an event for all you Bay Area costumers (or those who want to give costuming a try). The Greater Bay Area Costumers Guild presents The Last Dinner on the Titanic, and dinner event in Oakland that recreates the last meal served on the ship one hundred years ago.
Back in 1996, before James Cameron’s Titanic came out, I was the biggest Titanic nerd playing this computer game in my college dorm room. When I hear that there was going to be a movie, I was pretty excited. I loved Titanic in the theater. Unfortunately, as I’ve matured, the dialog and acting has basically made it unwatchable. That all said, I’m probably going to end up seeing it in the theater when it’s re-released in spectacular 3-D. (I have yet to see a movie in 3-D, have absolutely no interest). But there.
More importantly, I’ve loved watching the Downton Abbey fashions (even as an American, I’m caught up all the way to the Christmas special. Shhh!). So here’s a chance to make a 1912-era dress that channels Downton more than Titanic. Kind of like this gorgeous one.
Here’s the costume guidelines:
Costumes are required for this event. Please select what a 1st Class Passenger would wear to dinner 1908-1918. Evening gowns or a dressier form of a tea gown would be appropriate for women and a formal dinner jacket or tux for men.
I have never gone to a GBACG event, though I’m a member of its sister organization, The Art Deco Society of California. Incidentally, one of the first things I sewed (but never finished) was something that I was going to wear to the Sweetheart’s Row all the way back in 2002. I chickened out ten years ago but am determined to go this year. Whether I will find a friend willing to attend with me is another question.
Anyone planning/interested in going to this event? Tickets for non-members cost $120 each, of course including the seven course menu. Members of GBACG, Art Deco Society, Costumers’ Guild West, and Somewhere in Time, Unlimited pay $95 per ticket.
Update: I bought two tickets to the dinner. Who knows who I’ll convince to go with me, but I’m going.