October 25, 2012 by
Photography by Christian Behr

The Art Deco style and grandeur of The Durham Museum was the perfect setting for our fashionable homage to the golden age of train travel. In the ’30s and ’40s, stylishly dressed travelers filed through the halls of this former Union Pacific station to board gleaming railcars, sometimes headed to cities in the East for work, other times traveling on holiday. It’s a bygone era when rail travel was a glamorous event, worthy of dressing one’s best.

Models Matt, Jessica, Kenzie, and Zach of Omaha wear fashions from Jerry Ryan Clothing & Sportswear, Nouvelle Eve, Christian Nobel Furs Ltd., and Goldsmith Silversmith. Hair & Makeup by Cassie Broniecki. Thanks to The Durham Museum.


Photo 1: Kenzie wears a one-shoulder gold dress with black peacock feather print, a green pearl and gold statement necklace by Paul & Co., and a black angora dinner jacket with fox and chiffon ruffles.
Photo 2: Zach wears a single-breasted brown metallic suit from Jerry Ryan by S. Cohen with a light blue dress shirt and gold and brown herringbone-pattern tie.
Photo 3: Jessica wears a sleeveless cranberry dress with inset black leather panel by tea r rose and a hand-beaded kidskin 1920s-inspired black cape by Zuki Z.
Photo 4: Jessica wears a sleeveless scoop-neck floral lace dress in “latte” by 1X1A, a pale pink twisted seed pearl choker necklace, and a white fox vest.
Photo 5: Kenzie wears a three-quarter length Swakara jacket with ribbed waistline and cuffs in charcoal gray.
Photo 6: Matt wears a gray linen single-breasted suit from Prive by Baroni and a patterned black cashmere and wool coat by Lanificio for TG di Fabio.

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