September 1, 1996 - January 1, 1997
Broadbent Gallery | Anne Bissonnette, Curator
The exhibition surveys 20th century American and European design. In conjunction with The Kent State University Museum's yearly gala, the exhibition focuses mostly on evening and cocktail wear.
Numerous celebrity garments from the wardrobes of Marlena Dietrich, Julie Andrew, Dinah Shore, Clodette Colbert and Mona Bismark are out of the Museum's storage by popular demand. Fashions from the house of Dior, Chanel, Lacroix and other European designers are displayed side by side with such American favorites as Halston, Galanos, Bill Blass, Donald Brooks, Adele Simpson and Adrian.