Sleuthing at the Seams

SLEUTHING AT THE SEAMS: A 1750S BLUE AND SILVER DRESS

Friday, October 6, 2006 (All day) to Sunday, May 13, 2007 (All day)

Alumni Gallery | Jean L. Druesedow, Director

Pieced Quits and Comforters

PIECED QUILTS AND COMFORTERS IN THE KENT STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM COLLECTION

Saturday, August 5, 2006 (All day) to Sunday, April 1, 2007 (All day)

Stager Gallery | Jean L. Druesedow, Director

Crazy Quilts

CRAZY QUILTS IN THE KENT STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM COLLECTION

Friday, May 26, 2006 (All day) to Sunday, July 22, 2007 (All day)

Stager Gallery | Jean L. Druesedow, Director

Figured and Fancy Coverlets

FIGURED AND FANCY COVERLETS IN THE KENT STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM COLLECTION

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 (All day) to Sunday, August 12, 2007 (All day)

East Gallery | Jean L. Druesedow, Director By the second quarter of the nineteenth century, handwoven wool and cotton coverlets kept many Americans warm at night and brightened the beds of the young nation with bold, colorful designs. Often in shades of red, white and blue, utilizing patriotic symbols interspersed with floral and geometric motifs, these coverlets demonstrated pride in country and special events as well as love of color and pattern.

Oscar de la Renta

OSCAR DE LA RENTA: AMERICAN ELEGANCE

Thursday, May 11, 2006 (All day) to Sunday, September 2, 2007 (All day)

Broadbent Gallery | Jean L. Druesedow, Director From the moment he discovered his passion and talent for fashion design, Oscar de la Renta created elegant day and evening wear for discerning women. He has never lost sight of the woman who will ultimately wear his creations or her lifestyle, for he maintains active engagement with the fashion industry and with the social milieu in which his clients move. Oscar de la Renta's insight and appreciation of the needs of his clients are rewarded by their loyalty.

The Age of Nudity

THE AGE OF NUDITY

Thursday, March 9, 2006 (All day) to Sunday, January 7, 2007 (All day)

Higbee Gallery | Dr. Anne Bissonnette, Curator We live in an era where less is more and informality is the norm. Although we might think that very little can shock us, fashion has a way of continually make us reassess our standards of propriety. The clothes we wear are part of an infinitely complex cultural system that can change with time and space. If understanding fashion today is a delicate process, looking back in time is a mine field, but the process is essential as few things are more intimately linked to a person's existence and sense of self.

Chado Ralph Rucci

CHADO RALPH RUCCI

Thursday, November 17, 2005 (All day) to Sunday, April 23, 2006 (All day)

Broadbent Gallery | Anne Bissonnette, Curator Passion, creativity and craftsmanship merge in the hands of Ralph Rucci. For over two decades, Mr. Rucci has lived for his craft and has developed an exceptional body of work. He is an original known for his innovative approaches to cut and construction and for producing some of the world's finest garments. Since his first collection in 1981, he has set himself on a path where integrity, high standards and dedication meet.

Spirals and Ellipses: Clothing the Body Three Dimensionally

SPIRALS & ELLIPSES: CLOTHING THE BODY THREE-DIMENSIONALLY

Thursday, September 1, 2005 (All day) to Sunday, October 1, 2006 (All day)

Mull and Palmer Galleries | Anne Bissonnette, Curator

Raiment for Receptions

RAIMENT FOR RECEPTIONS: A JAPANESE BRIDE'S LAST FURISODE

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 (All day) to Sunday, March 12, 2006 (All day)

Alumni Gallery | Jean L. Druesedow, Director

Yves Saint Laurent

YVES SAINT LAURENT

Thursday, March 3, 2005 (All day) to Sunday, October 16, 2005 (All day)

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.

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