Modernism and Romanticism: an American Design Approach

Modernism and Romanticism: an American Design Approach

Monday, April 20, 2015 to Friday, May 22, 2015

The work of three American designers, Bill Blass, Geoffrey Beene and Oscar de la Renta will be the substance of this costume exhibition that will establish the mood of American fashion in the latter half of the 20th century.  Beginning in the late 1960s, these designers emerged on the global fashion scene with fresh talent, energy and sophistication that marked women's changing position in society.  Extant costumes from the UNL collection along with pieces from Indiana University and Ohio State University will adorn the gallery and deliver a message about American ingenuity.
Public Lecture & Book Signing
Monday, April 20, 5:00 p.m., Nebraska Union auditorium, city campus
Dr. Linda Przybyszewski, author of The Lost Art of Dress:  The Women Who Once Made America Sylish
Public Lecture
Friday, April 24, 5:00 p.m., Room 11, Home Economics Building 
Notes on a Collection by Curator Gayle Strege, Ohio State University
Opening Reception
Friday, April 24, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., second floor, Home Economics Building

Image:  Above: (left) Geoffrey Beene dress on permanent loan from Marilyn Forke; (top right) Bill Blass jacket donated by Kathryn Ericksen Lohr; (bottom right) Oscar de la Renta dress donated by Marjorie Woods.