Curated by Dilia López-Gydosh (Curator of the Collection), Belinda Orzada (Professor, Fashion and Apparel Studies), and Vicki Cassman (Associate Professor, Art Conservation)
Displayed in the West Gallery of the University Museums, the exhibition chronicled 20th century women’s fashion and explored the meaning of fashion in both social and historical contexts. It was a visual journey spanning decades of social change, told through the medium of clothing. As clues to the lives of individuals and to their roles in society, the garments in this exhibition became artifacts of women’s stories, illustrating the evolution of women’s roles, from the one-dimensional personification of “the weaker sex,” to equal members of the workforce. A digital component of the exhibition features a photo gallery, timeline, podcasts, and a copy of the exhibition's brochure.