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Our Commitment to Fashion Education

TMCS is a small non for profit 501(3) c historical society

and fashion community established in 2017 and located

in St. Louis, Missouri. 

It is the practice of The Modern Classic Society to conserve rather than restore: we believe that worn wears and/or other related artifacts have more significant personal history than unused pristine wears. Signs of wear such as alterations, repairs, dirt/stains and modifications are evidence that these are real wears and such worn and/or used by real people.

Meet Our Board of Directors



Dr. Lisa S. Thompson



Vice President/Secretary

Mrs. Helen Douglas- Taylor



Ms. Christian E. Darby

The Modern Classic Society (TMCS) is committed to the building a historical costume collection through preservation,

oral histories and research for the exploration of women's history through fashion and culture.

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