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(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

Video by the San Diego Mesa College Multimedia Program

Fashion Redux: 90 Years of Fashion in San Diego

March 3, 2018 – June 24, 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 were on view in an interactive learning space where visitors could learn about fashion techniques and fabrication, and why San Diego’s fashions were both unique and part of international trends.

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San Diego History Center and Mesa College open ‘Fashion Redux 90 Years of Fashion’ exhibit
March 7, 2018 by Allie Wagner, KUSI News

Fashion-forward trends come alive this spring by looking back on 90 years of San Diego fashion.

On March 3, 2018, the History Center & Mesa College School of Fashion and Design open the exhibition Fashion Redux: 90 Years of Fashion at the History Center in Balboa Park.

The exhibition—free with Give Forward* admission—features historical garments from the History Center’s extensive textile collection paired with garments inspired by history and created by Mesa College fashion students. The exhibition also features a live fashion show in late April 2018.

SDHC Inspiration Garments 

From the Historic Clothing Collection. Click here to view more.

Fashion Redux 2018 Garments 

Fashion Redux Through the Years
Click on a Year to View Past Exhibitions