July 3, 2002 - November 17, 2002

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.