The costume museum hosted its fourth annual sale. Vintage clothing donations from the museum’s collection were sold. The sale included everything from wedding dresses to Halloween costumes, lingerie to suits, and shoes to hats. If students dug enough through the racks, they could even find pieces from Chanel and Giorgio Armani.
“Every year, we deaccession, which means we get rid of a number of garments” Jennifer Cole, head curator, said. “It’s like a healthy relationship with your closet.”
All of the proceeds from the sale went right back into the funds for the museum, which has a small budget. With this money, the museum will be able to buy more equipment, like archival boxes and acid free tissue paper to better preserve the garments. The museum’s staff decides all of the merchandise that is sold. Their goal for the sale is to get rid of things that they no longer use, have duplicates of, or things that are slightly damaged.
Story by freshman Taylor Barber