(L-R) Black flapper dress, c. 1927; Panne velvet, rhinestones, crystal beads, seed pearls, and sequins; Designer: Unknown; Gift of Francis B. Hurt, SDHC 88.39. Scaasi Cocktail Dress, 1986; Cotton and synthetic silk; Designer: Arnold Scaasi; Gift of Euphemia Davis, SDHC 99.5.1. Mary McFadden Evening Gown, 1977-78; Synthetic satin and organza; Designer: Mary McFadden; Collection of the San Diego History Center, Gift of Encore La Jolla, SDHC 99.26.1. Thai Silk 2-piece Jacket and Skirt, c. 1960-65; Designer: Patricia Ladner; Silk; Gift of Patricia Ladner, SDHC 95.14.3a-b

Fashion Redux: 90 Years of Fashion in San Diego

March 3, 2018 – June 29, 2018

Ninety years of San Diego fashion is the “common thread” this year in the exhibition Fashion Redux: 90 Years of Fashion, the annual fashion collaboration between the San Diego History Center and Mesa College School of Fashion & Design.

The exhibition features historical garments from the History Center’s extensive textile collection paired with history-inspired garments created by Mesa College fashion students.  The garments will be on view in an interactive learning space where visitors can learn about fashion techniques and fabrication, and why San Diego’s fashions were both unique and part of international trends.

Don’t miss this exhibition’s premiere event, the 90 Years of Fashion Show and Gala — a chic, 21-and-over reception featuring a lecture by Mesa College professor and fashion expert, Susan Lazear, followed by a unique, historically-inspired fashion show where student garments — displayed on live models — will be voted on for the coveted People’s Choice Award.  Stay tuned for more information on this event taking place on April 26, 2018.

Upcoming Events

April 26, 2018
90 Years of Fashion Show and Gala—Meet the student designers, learn about 90 years of fashion from Mesa College professor and fashion expert, Susan Lazear, cast your vote for the “People’s Choice Award,” and experience a historically-inspired fashion show!

Various Dates TBA
Gallery Demonstrations—Join professors and students from the Mesa College School of Fashion & Design in the Fashion Redux: 90 Years of Fashion gallery as they demonstrate the beauty and skill behind creating fabulous works of fashion.

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