Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Lace Embrace Atelier presents the Grand Corset Ball in NYC & Antique Corset Museum fundraiser!
Lace Embrace Atelier presents the Grand Corset Ball in NYC & Antique Corset Museum fundraiser!
47 backers pledged CA$ 12,601 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

Grand Corset Ball project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

CA$ 12,601

47

Travel back to the elegant past and enjoy an evening of cocktails and dancing with corseted ladies, gallant gentlemen, and meet like minded people. 

Enjoy burlesque performances by Perle Noire featuring a custom costume by Lace Embrace, try a dance lesson, be selected for the costume pageant.

Meet Cathie Jung, Guinness World record holder of the smallest corseted waist!

Special guests will be added as we reach our funding goals! Purchase your tickets today!

Have your portrait taken in the Regal Photo Booth.

Be presented to the Royal Court as a Courtesan, Viceroy, Earl or Countess.

Princes, Princesses , Dukes and Duchesses will join the King and Queen for the Royal Dinner in the private dining room.

As you can only pledge once, please be sure to pledge enough to cover all the rewards you desire. Example for 2 $30 tickets pledge $60 or for 3 tickets pledge $90.

Knight or Lady $30 general admission to the Grand Ball.

Earl or Countess $100 includes welcome cocktail in the VIP lounge and ballroom seating.

Viceroy $200 includes 2 premium beverages in the billiards room, Regal Portrait print and ballroom seating.

Courtesan $200 includes a mini-updo and makeup touch-up while sipping a welcome cocktail, Regal Portrait print and ballroom seating.

Prince or Princess $400 includes Dinner with musical performance, Regal Portrait print, welcome cocktail in Royal lounge, Royal Court seating in the ballroom.

Duke or Duchess Gala Weekend $800 includes Dinner with musical performance, Regal Portrait print, welcome cocktail in the Royal lounge, Royal Court Seating in the ballroom, Sunday brunch.
After brunch a private tour of Fashioning the Body exhibit will be presented at Bard Graduate Center. Join Melanie for a private tour through the galleries and learn about the history of undergarments. See rare 18th century stays, men's cod pieces, bustles, hoops and crinolines, Victorian corsets, brassieres and modern underwear. Receive your autographed copy of the limited print book, Fashioning the Body.

Risks and challenges

Our annual fundraising events help to build the Antique Corset Museum and create a unique and enjoyable opportunity for the community to get dressed up and enjoy the elegance of the corset.

Once we have raised enough funds for the museum, we look forward to installing and planning our exhibits. Melanie's collection ranges from the 18th century - 1960 with over 300 antique corsets and underpinnings.

Previous funding from our events has gone towards creating the museum space and building cases for our travelling antique exhibitions as well as permanent museum fixtures.

Melanie has built a business from her devotion to historical corsetry and enjoys designing corsets for the modern woman. The museum brings her full circle back to her passion for antique corsets and sharing in the corset community. It is a dream come true to see the museum become a reality and to work closely with world renowned museums on their exhibits.

The Grand Corset Ball is the first event held in the US and is costly in itself. By fundraising and selling tickets, we hope create a spectacular event, and also bring the dream of the Antique Corset Museum even closer to reality.

As you can only pledge once, please be sure to pledge enough to cover all the rewards you desire. Example for 2 $30 tickets pledge $60 or for 3 tickets pledge $90.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $9

    If you cannot attend the Grand Corset Ball but would still like to support the Antique Corset Museum, we will thank you very much for your donation by email!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $18

    If you cannot attend the Grand Corset Ball but would still like to support the Antique Corset Museum, we will happily send you a corset magnet and thank you card.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    5 backers
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $27

    Knight or Lady ticket to the Grand Corset Ball. You will recieve an email invitation.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    22 backers
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $88

    Earl or Countess ticket includes VIP lounge and ballroom seating. Invitation will be emailed to you with a printable announcement card.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    6 backers
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $88

    If you cannot attend the Grand Corset Ball but would still like to support the Antique Corset Museum, we will happily send you our 2015 Antique Corset Calendar, or our 2013 Antique Corset Calendar, or our book, A Provocative Look at Intimate Apparel.

    Let us know which you would prefer!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About $177

    Viceroy ticket
    includes 2 premium beverages in the Games Room, VIP lounge, ballroom seating and your Regal Portrait print. Invitation will be emailed to you with a printable announcement card.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About $177

    Courtesan ticket
    includes a mini-updo and makeup touch-up, VIP lounge, ballroom seating and your Regal Portrait print. Invitation will be emailed to you with a printable announcement card.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 400 or more About $354

    Prince or Princess ticket
    includes Dinner, Regal Portrait print, Royal lounge, Court Seating in the ballroom and Royal medallion. Invitation will be mailed to you with a printed announcement card.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 800 or more About $707

    Duke or Duchess Gala Weekend
    includes Regal Dinner, Royal Portrait print, Royal lounge, Court Seating in the ballroom and Royal medallion. Sunday brunch, private tour of the exhibit, autographed exhibit book. Invitation will be mailed to you with a printed announcement card and Royal medallion.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 6 backers
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (60 days)