The George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Art Gallery, located at SLCC’s South City Campus, is housing the “100 Years of Fashion” exhibit, which showcases world-renowned pieces from designers such as Chanel, Christian Dior and Yves St. Laurent.
The exhibit opened on Oct. 6 and will be running through Oct. 16. The pieces on display are based on the most exciting and diverse periods in the world of fashion, starting in 1914 with a post-World War I tea dress.
“I was always into fashion,” says student Maria Maddocks, who helped set up the exhibit.
The exhibit’s curator, Fashion Institute instructor Sandra E. Paul, has 40 years of experience that range from modeling, styling, and working as a fashion director. She has pieced together an ensemble of power outfits that represent each decade.
Among famous designers in the exhibit is SLCC alumni Mary Rino. Rino designed the silk organza zipper ball gown that represents the 2000s. She currently designs for Lily Bride Designs.
“I started taking [fashion] classes in high school,” says student Ashley Webb, who also helped set up the exhibit. “I always knew that I wanted to go into fashion.”
Photos courtesy of Jen Palmer and Whitney King-Hyans