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KSUM exhibition

YVES SAINT LAURENT

Broadbent Gallery | Jean L. Druesedow, Director

For forty years, from 1962-2002, the Yves Saint Laurent label was one of the most coveted labels in haute couture, available to those 25-women in the world with the means to possess garments of the quality it represented. Superb design and hand workmanship characterize French haute couture, the finest or highest form of sewing, and no atelier excelled that of Yves Saint Laurent at 5 Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris, France.

DYED IN THE WOOL: FELT & WEARABLE ART BY HORST

Alumni Gallery | Anne Bissonnette, Curator

Through the action of heat, moisture, chemicals and pressure, wool is made into felt. With great zeal and imagination, Horst manipulates both the wool fiber and the felted cloth in ways that defy conventions. His medium - wool - has been widely used since prehistoric times and yet few artists today choose to face its challenges. Armed with a strong love of color, sculptural shapes and the natural world, this artist reassesses primitive techniques to create a new and exciting body of work.

AN EYE FOR DESIGN: 18TH & 19TH CENTURY FASHION AND DECORATIVE ARTS

Higbee Gallery | Anne Bissonnette, Curator
Eighteenth-Century Styles (1700-1799)

Fashion and decorative arts have long been subject to similar design influences. Although these aesthetic links are not always apparent, they are often part of a greater artistic scheme that applies to other visual arts such as textile design, painting and architecture.

OF MEN & THEIR ELEGANCE

Higbee Gallery | Anne Bissonnette & Dr. Debbie Henderson, Curators

Elegance rarely comes without effort. Throughout the centuries, a great deal of time, energy and resources has been devoted to this quest. Mastered by those with financial means, fashion was once the privilege of the few. For some it was also an obligation: noblemen were required to appear at court and in battle in elaborate finery. To fight was their birthright; to shine, their prerogative.

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