Mattatuck Museum announces The Origins of Preppy: John Meyer of Norwich Whittemore Gallery

. May 26, 2013

Mattatuck Museum presents The Origins of Preppy: John Meyer of Norwich
Whittemore Gallery an exhibition on view June 9 – September 8, 2013.

The Preppy style was born on the campuses of America’s Ivy League colleges but it was manufactured using the resources of Eastern Connecticut. Origin of Preppy explores the style’s transformation from campus fad to innovative fashion by pioneering purveyor John Meyer of Norwich.

From the creation of the multi-million dollar Norwich Industrial Park to the revolutionary computerized cutting machine, John Meyer was a true innovator, bringing trendsetting style to the Northeast. The John Meyer of Norwich label provided a certain status and confidence to stylish women from the 1950s through the 1970s. Meyer’s daughter, Elise, has compiled an archive of the groundbreaking businessman including photographs, stories and vintage clothing. The exhibition is a stunning tribute to this lasting American phenomenon. www.mattatuckmuseum.org

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