Sewing buttons made of celluloid can hide their identity says Jennifer Lackovic, a fashion historian. She will speak on “Celluloid; the Great Imitator” on Saturday, September 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the New Jersey State Button Society Show and Competition in Titusville, New Jersey. Open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the show attracts antique enthusiasts, quilters, crafters, re-enactors, and those seeking special buttons to wear. Admission is $2 for adults, free for children and teens. All are welcome.
“Buttons made of celluloid can imitate an amazing array of materials – everything from wood and ivory to linen and pearl, says Lackovic, who co-owns a Pennsylvania-based online store, Button Babes, that offers antique and vintage buttons, buckles, trim, and ephemera, as well as sewing and fashion accessories.
Majoring in fashion design, Lackovic studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia and the Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. “I collect for both aesthetic and historical value since it ties into my love of fashion history as well as of antiques,” she says. “I enjoy sharing my knowledge and personal collection by giving lectures on different materials and styles used throughout history in relation to buttons and fashion.”
The NJSBS was founded in 1941, when a nationwide interest in button collecting was surging. Members study, collect, and enjoy garment buttons from the present and centuries past. For information, contact Barbara Fox at 609-921-2774 or email@example.com or visit https://newjerseystatebuttonsociety.com/
The Union Fire Company & Rescue Squad building is located at the intersection of Route 29 and Park Lake Avenue in Titusville, a half mile north of Washington Crossing State Park in Hopewell Township, and some five miles south of Lambertville and New Hope, PA.