The exhibition features both historical garments as well as hand-made, modern takes on classic pieces. A partnership between SCHS and the Fashion and Textiles Program at SUNY Oneonta, students were given the opportunity to research a historic garment from the SCHS collection, and based on that research, design its modern counterpart. The collaboration has resulted in an exhibition that explores the historical importance of women’s clothing and fashion in the expression of cultural values and the creation of identity, and examines how those ideals change over time.
“Redesigning Fashion: Transgression and Identity in Women’s Historic Dress” will be on display through November 13th. The exhibition hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm. Admission is $6.
The Schenectady County Historical Society is located at 32 Washington Avenue, Schenectady. For more information visit their website.