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Fashion Redux 2022

exhibition opens: April 15, 2022|LIVE WEBINAR: April 28, 2022

This year, the San Diego History Center and Mesa College’s Fashion Program celebrate a 12-year collaboration for Fashion Redux 2022. Four garments from the History Center’s historic clothing collection were used by fashion design students as inspiration for designing their own contemporary designs.

The student garments and their historical inspiration garments will be showcased at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park starting April 15, 2022.

Visitors can also join us on Friday April 28th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for the Fashion Redux Virtual Event, featuring a lecture by Mesa College fashion professor, Jordyn Smiley, Collections Specialists from the San Diego History Center as well as a discussion panel with the top three students designers.

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2022 Inspiration Garments

From the Historic Clothing Collection. Click here to view more

Dress, circa 1940

Designer: Frances Nichols Evanston Dark green crepe floor length dress with matching belt.

Gift of Marilyn Poluzzi, SDHC 93.60.19a&b

Dress, 1949

Designer: Jonathan Logan Dutch blue silk or nylon taffeta, covered buttons, matching belt.

Gift of Betty Quayle, SDHC 91.89.1a&b

Evening gown, circa 1940s

Designer: Synthetic fiber with bright floral decoration in pink, purple, indigo, blue and green with white accents.

Gift of Mary Lynn O'Bryan Keeler, SDHC 2003.26.3

Formal evening dress, circa 1940s

Designer: Dance Originals by Fred Perlberg Beige rayon satin full-length and strapless dress, with folded stripes of dark green and beige satin draped diagonally above the high waist.

Gift of Mrs. Faith Slocumb, SDHC 74.41

Fashion Redux 2022 Student Garments

Hanieh Etedali

Back to the 90s

Ena Walters

A Wink Back - 1940s

Cynthia Moreno

Flirty Forties Follies

Photoshoot Credits

Fashion Redux Through the Years

Click on a Year to View Past Exhibitions


April 28, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:


Virtual Event
CA United States