Historic Costume Gallery
Historic Costume Gallery,
Stephens College 6 N. College Ave.
(mezzanine floor of Lela Raney Wood Hall)
Noon-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays,
5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays
(or by appointment)
Admission is free. For more information, contact Jennifer Cole, curatorial assistant, at (573) 876-7220.
“Faux Real: Exploring Natural and Synthetic Fur, Leather and Animal Motifs"
Exhibit Dates: Feb. 15-May 10, 2014
Special Reception: Feb. 26, 2014, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Stephens examines the evolution of fur, leather and suede, as well as faux fur, pleather and animal prints in the exhibit “Faux Real: Exploring Natural and Synthetic Fur, Leather and Animal Motifs.” The gallery displays coyote, fox, mink and other fur coats, wraps and hats. There are also more recent pieces that use acrylic, vegan leather and other synthetic materials and feature animal prints and animal-themed jewelry. Learn more.
Read the Columbia Daily Tribune article: 'Exhibit explores use of natural and synthetic furs in fashion'
Exhibit Dates: Sept. 12-Dec. 15, 2013
Exhibit Grand Opening: Sept. 12, 2013, 4:30-7 p.m.
It originated as a style used by independent thinkers to challenge the status quo, but over time, Bohemian influence crept into fashions worn by social outcast and socialite alike. In the exhibit “Bohemian Rhapsody,” this evolution is explored. The collection will feature many colorful paisley and floral prints, many from the 1920s and 1970s, as well as pieces depicting Gypsy, Asian and Medieval influences.