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Fashion By Design on Display at Middletown Campus

Fashion is all around us. For some it is utility, for others an effective way to express one's creativity. "College is a time to become a truly expressive individual...our clothing defines our mood, interests and sense of belonging" (John Zegan,2016). The New York Times has gone so far as to consider "...the Campus as Runway (2011).

With that in mind, the Harriman Student Gallery looks to serve as the catalyst in bringing fashion as an exhibitionary object to our students, faculty and staff during the month of November in several locations around the Middletown campus.

In Morrison Hall, visit vintage Victorian gowns that were once worn by the Morrison ladies.

At the smART Space , lower level of Harriman Hall, experience "From Pattern to Prom" vintage prom dresses from the 1980s custom designed and fabricated by Adjunct faculty member Jacqueline O'Malley-Satz.

In the glass space of the Rowley Center, examine the engineering marvel of vintage sewing machines that changed the face of fashion in the late nineteenth and early twentieth-centuries.

Visit the lower level of Orange Hall to explore the work of current students as they explore fashion as a career choice and reminisce when viewing vintage SUNY Orange sports uniforms.

Fashion by Design is presented to you as a way to consider the complex ways we relate to fashion on our campuses and in our community.

Event date, time and location.

Susan Slater-Tanner
Arts & Communications
11/3/2016