Two new pieces on The Hershey Story are in a medium that normally doesn’t fit into the rest of the exhibition, but in the words of Tim Gunn they work.
The museum will present two designs from the fashion competition / reality show “Project Runway” until November 1st. The clothes were designed by Ricky Lizalde and Chris March on the fourth season of the show “Eye Candy” and their challenge was to create looks created from things found in the Hershey Company’s Times Square store in New York City.
The result was designs with clear Hershey motifs: Lizaldes dress contained, among other things, a silver bodice made from Hershey’s Kisses plus toys, while March’s dress was made from pillows with Twizzlers and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate. The designs are on loan from a private collector after being bought at auction to raise funds for the Youth Survivor Coalition.
“While the museum typically collects Hershey’s products, packaging and notable memorabilia, we rarely have the opportunity to collect items as unique as these two dresses,” said Valerie Seiber, senior manager of The Hershey Story’s Historical Collections and Exhibitions, in a press release . “They represent how a brand that is over a hundred years old can stay relevant, even when it comes to pop culture and 21st century fashion.”
Admission to the exhibition is included with Museum Experience admission, which can be purchased for $ 13.50, $ 12 for seniors, or $ 9.50 for children under 12. Guests are encouraged to purchase online for contactless entry. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., more information can be found at official Hershey Story website.