First Friday Reception Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery Drawn to Fashion: the Illustrations of Mary Mitchell

5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery
Home Economics Bldg., East Campus
Directions: The gallery is located on the second floor of the Home Economics Building on UNL East Campus.
Wendy Weiss, 402-472-2911, wweiss1@unl.edu
Drawn to Fashion: the illustrations of Mary Mitchell

October 22 - November 30, 2012

The Friends of the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery will host a First Friday event November 2 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Omaha fashion illustrator Mary Mitchell worked during a preiod when fashion illustration’s role was critical to successful commerce in everything from haute couture to ready-to-wear. In the 1960s and 70s, pages of the fashion press were filled with drawn images that captured the energy of the industry at its peak. That period of dynamic social and cultural change impacted fashion but was in turn affected by it. This is one of the critical dimensions of fashion in general: it is inseparable from the age that spawns it, and it serves inevitably as a barometer of that age’s tendencies and unique character. In Drawn to Fashion: the illustrations of Mary Mitchell, the post-War period of American affluence and exceptionalism comes convincingly to life.

Additional Public Info:
Free and open to the public.

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