A symposium titled "Common Threads: A History of Fashion through a Women's Eyes" will be held Saturday, April 6. It complements an exhibition on view at the Old College Gallery West.

April 6: 'Common Threads'

Symposium to consider 'History of Fashion through a Woman's Eyes'

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11:56 a.m., March 12, 2013--A symposium titled “Common Threads: A History of Fashion through a Woman’s Eyes” will be held from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 6, in the Trabant University Center Theatre at the University of Delaware.

The event, presented as a complement to the exhibition "Common Threads: A History of Fashion through a Woman’s Eyes" on view through June 28 in UD’s Old College West Gallery, will feature presentations by a wide range of speakers.

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Speakers include: Catherine Leslie, associate professor, the Fashion School, Design and Merchandising, Kent State University; Linda Welters, professor and chair of the Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design, University of Rhode Island; Joseph Hancock, associate professor, design and merchandising, Drexel University; Margaret Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women’s Studies, UD; Camara Holloway, assistant professor of art history, UD; Dilia López-Gydosh, assistant professor of fashion and apparel studies, UD; Vicki Cassman, associate professor of art conservation, UD; and Belinda Orzada, co-curator and professor of fashion and apparel studies, UD.

The "Common Threads" exhibition chronicles 20th century women’s fashion and explores the meaning of fashion in art and social and historical contexts. On view are objects from the Historic Costume and Textiles Collection of the University of Delaware’s Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies.

The program is funded by a grant from the College of Arts and Sciences’ Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center.

The symposium is open to the public free of charge.

For registration, write to fashion-studies@udel.edu or call 302-831-8713.

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