October 14 – November 18, 2016
Ideals of beauty and body shape are varied and often unattainable. Dictated by “fashion gatekeepers”, the stylish female form cycles between a Classical column, a floating hourglass, and bustled volume at the rear of the skirt. These three iconic silhouettes are illustrated by thirty women’s ensembles selected from the Sage Collection, demonstrating ideals of beauty and body shape from 1775 to the present.
Part of the new Indiana University School of Art + Design-Bloomington, the Sage Collection preserves nearly 25,000 items of clothing and related artifacts for exhibition and research. This exhibition is made possible by the IU College of Art and Sciences-School of Art + Design, and the Endowment by Bill Blass to Friends of the Sage Collection. For further information: 812-855-4627.
Please join us for an opening reception on Friday October 14, 2016 at 6-8PM.
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