Immortal Beauty: Highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection
Immortal Beauty: Highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection will feature select objects from the museum-quality collection of more than 12,000 garments, accessories, and textiles. The retrospective exhibition will be on display from Oct. 2 â€“ Dec. 14 in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery of Drexelâ€™s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Notable pieces will include Renaissance textiles and French couture, as well as contemporary couture by Philadelphia natives James Galanos and Ralph Rucci. Garments worn by noted women of style such as American socialite and style icon Babe Paley and Princess Grace of Monaco will also be showcased. The items selected demonstrate the strengths of the FHCC and give a remarkable overview of more than 250 years of fashion change.
Clare Sauro, Curator of the Fox Historic Costume Collection, will give guests an exclusive guided tour through Immortal Beauty: Highlights from the Robert & Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection. Sauro will discuss shifting silhouettes of fashion from over the past 200 years. Join us after the tour for discussion and refreshments. The event will take place October 15, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, in Westphal Collegeâ€™s URBN Center Annex (3401 Filbert Street). Tickets are $10.
Clare Sauro is curator of the Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC.) She joined Drexel University in 2008 and has more than 15 yearsâ€™ experience in the field of historic costume and museum environments. Sauro holds an M.A. from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Museum Studies: Costume & Textiles; and a B.A. from the State University of New York, College at Oswego in English with a minor in Medieval & Renaissance Studies.