Stephens College Historic Costume Gallery exhibits collegiate wardrope for women

By MENG REN
neighborhoods@ColumbiaMissourian.com

A look at what young college women wore in the 1930s, 1950s and 1970s will be unveiled at a free exhibit, “Back-to-School Issue—A Collegiate Wardrobe” this month at Stephens College.

The exhibit will be Sept. 25 through Dec. 19 at the Historic Costume Gallery, on the mezzanine floor of Lela Raney Wood Hall, 6 N. College Ave., according to the Stephens College Web site.

Hours are noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays.

An opening reception will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at the gallery, said Jennifer Cole, the collections manager and assistant curator at the Costume Museum & Research Library.

The exhibit features garments for college women from formals to everyday wear. It also showcases Stephens College memorabilia, Cole said.

All items on display are part of the Matilda Magnus Price Historic Fashion Collection – a working collection of approximately 13,000 garments and accessories from a variety of donors dating back to the 1700s – that is housed in the Stephens College Costume Museum and Research Library, according to the press release of the exhibition.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Cole at (573) 876-7220.

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