"Suiting Ourselves" opens Oct. 24 at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery and runs through Dec. 21


"Suiting Ourselves" opens Oct. 24 at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery and runs through Dec. 21

24 Oct 2011    

The classic power uniform, the suit, will be the subject of an exhibition "Suiting Ourselves," that opens Oct. 24 at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery and runs through Dec. 21.

Barbara Trout, professor of textiles, clothing and design and curator of the exhibition, has identified a grouping of women's and men's suits from the Department of Textiles, Clothing and Design's historic costume collection. The 35 suits that span the years 1890 to 1990 will become a visual narrative to explain the evolution of this iconic form of dress that people choose to wear to put their "best foot forward." The exhibition depicts how over the past 100 years the suit has functioned as a garment to exercise, travel, attend the theater, conduct business and wear to the interview.

Read more about this exhibit on Today@UNL.


Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design