Fashioning Eliza: 1777

Meet seamstress Samantha McCarty as she creates a gown like the one Eliza Schuyler would have worn when she first met her dashing young military suitor in 1777. Inspired by Paul Tazewell’s costume design for Hamilton: An American Musical, McCarty will use 18th-century techniques to show us what changing women’s fashions reveal about politics.

Costumes made possible by a generous gift from David and Kim Adler.