Threads of History: Two Hundred Years of Fashion

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Threads of History: Two Hundred Years of Fashion
SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, Atlanta
From 10 November 2016 to 19 March 2017

 

SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film presents “Threads of History: Two Hundred Years of Fashion,” a sartorial voyage through style and time celebrating the power of fashion and its capacity to reflect historical and cultural trends. Featuring rare European and American garments from the 18th through 20th centuries, the exhibition illuminates society’s shifting values as it traces the evolution of historic dress.

 

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Threads of History: Two Hundred Years of Fashion” offers viewers the unprecedented opportunity to examine womenswear, menswear and children’s ensembles from a range of distinctive periods, from the ornate Rococo era and the grand Belle Époque to the glitzy Roaring ‘20s and the elegant New Look revolution following World War II.

 

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Many of the garments on display appear courtesy of world-renowned Italian fashion professor and collector Raffaello Piraino, whose legendary collection, housed in Palermo, Italy, consists of more than 5,000 garments and accessories that belonged to the Sicilian aristocracy and bourgeoisie. Notable items from the SCAD Permanent Collection punctuate the exhibition.

 

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