Fashion museum’s new exhibit shows fashion through the ages

Nana Battah

The “Fashion Timeline” will feature the Kent State University Fashion Museum’s impressive collection of historic fashions. The exhibit will open to the public June 29 and run through June 28, 2013 in the Palmer and Mull Galleries.

This exhibition is intended to show the evolution of style while incorporating history’s political, technological and cultural developments.

The first gallery covers the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The revolutionary changes that occurred during this time period can be seen almost perfectly reflected in its fashion. American and French Revolutions fundamentally altered political landscapes, while the Industrial Revolution changed how goods, mainly clothing and textiles, were manufactured and produced.

Another room in the exhibit will include the second half of the 19th century to the beginning of World War I. A final room completes the timeline with fashion from the early 20th century.

Sara Hume, assistant professor and curator, could not be reached for more specific information regarding the new exhibit. The showcase is projected to be a permanent feature at the museum, but the individual pieces will be alternated regularly so that new designs can be viewed.

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