My Knight in Shining Armour: A Celebrity Remembers


My Knight in Shining Armour: A Celebrity Remembers


  • 1968 - 1982
  • textile and costume galllery with red dress in foreground

    The Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles and Costume

I remember as a little girl growing up in Toronto, one of my favourite things to do was to go to the ROM on a Saturday afternoon and gaze at the (invisible) knight in shining armour--that suit conjured up such romantic visions for me! As I grew older, and my love of fashion blossomed, I switched from savouring suits of armour to admiring gorgeous frocks from days gone by. The ROM always managed to fuel my fantasies with their exquisite textiles and fashions. Nowadays, we're living in such a material world...and as our knowledge of fashion becomes more and more esoteric, we're all becoming super savvy and sensitive when it comes to the art and craft of all sorts of sartorial trappings. ROM Textiles & Fashions is blossoming in untold ways and has become a hotbed of inspiration for our vibrant community.
Jeanne Beker, Canadian media personality and fashion columnist