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Clothing of Austen’s era evokes sighs and swoons

Kandie Carle showed off her stockings and garters during a presentation on fashion that was in style at the time of Jane Austen on April 12 in Barkhamsted. Photo by Debra A. Aleksinas

BARKHAMSTED — Kandie Carle channeled her inner Jane Austen Friday evening, April 12, as she mingled theatrics, facts and humor into a lively program sponsored by the Barkhamsted Historical Society.

During the one-woman show “Fashion in Fiction: Jane Austen Regency,” Carle presented a “show and tell” of the clothing that was in style at the time of Austen’s novels. 

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