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FHCC in the News

  • DesignPhiladelphia & Men of the Cloth

    September 22, 2014

    Westphal participates in DesignPhiladelphia and Ciao Philadelphia
  • Fox Costume Collection: In All Its Glory

    September 22, 2014

    The Robert & Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection first public large-scale exhibition.
  • New Date to Celebrate Fox Historic Costume Collection

    June 5, 2014

    The new date to celebrate the naming of the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection is June 24.
  • Historic Costume Collection’s New Name

    April 30, 2014

    Drexel President John A. Fry and Cara Fry will host a formal dedication of the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection on Monday, May 12 at 11:00 am.
  • Style Icon: Grace Kelly

    April 18, 2014

    The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) will open its doors to the public for a “Style Saturday” event featuring a look at the iconic style of Philadelphia’s beloved Grace Kelly.
  • Fox Historic Costume Collection

    April 4, 2014

    One of the oldest research collections in the United States, Drexel’s collection of more than 12,000 fashionable garments, accessories, textiles, and related ephemera has been renamed The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, in honor of a million dollar commitment from Robert (Hon. ’13) and Penny Fox (Hon. ’13).
  • Plinth Magazine’s Museum of the Month

    March 1, 2014

    The Drexel Historic Costume Collection named Plinth Magazine’s Museum of the Month.
  • DHCC Going Digital at Winterthur

    November 6, 2013

    “Material and Ethereal: A Mixed Reality Exhibition of Fashion from 1929-1939,” is an exhibition that will combine selections of historic fashion from the Drexel Historic Costume Collection with state of the art interactive and immersive 3D displays at the spectacular Winterthur Museum Garden & Library. Life size simulations of selected fashions will populate a 3D immersive environment modeled on a Winterthur grand room. “Magic Mirror” technology will create a virtual character of the viewer and dress it in the simulated historic fashion.
  • Westphal eBay Auction Opens Nov. 14

    November 6, 2013

    Win fabulous items and dream experiences while supporting our students and College when we open our very first eBay Giving Works fundraising auction, “Dream It, Bid It, Buy It,” to bidders worldwide on Nov. 14.
  • Our First Fashion Friday!

    October 3, 2013

    Our Fashion Fridays seminars are an attempt to accommodate this growing interest in the DHCC and share the collection with the public in a deeper, more meaningful capacity.
  • DHCC Open to the Public for Fashion Fridays

    September 23, 2013

    The Drexel Historic Costume Collection (DHCC) will open its doors to the public for the first time this fall, during our Fashion Fridays series at the URBN Center.
  • Philadelphia Style Magazine Features Drexel Historic Costume Collection

    August 26, 2013

    Drexel Historic Costume Collection Curator Clare Sauro speaks to Philadelphia Style magazine about the collection's past milestones, present achievements and future ambitions
  • DHCC Curator Clare Sauro Provides Fashion History Expertise to Philly Inquirer

    August 21, 2013

    Philadelphia Inquirer Fashion Writer Elizabeth Wellington speaks to Drexel Historic Costume Collection Curator Clare Sauro about see-through accessories following a sports stadium security rule proposed by the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • What's In Drexel's Closets? (Philadelphia Inquirer)

    May 2, 2013

    The Philadelphia Inquirer gives readers a detailed preview of the Drexel Historic Costume Collection. Fashion writer Elizabeth Wellington interviews curator Clare Sauro about how the collection has grown over the past decades.
  • Highlights of the Drexel Collection

    April 15, 2013

    For the first time in Drexel University’s history, the most treasured works of art and archival artifacts from around the University will be exhibited together during “A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collections of Drexel University.”
  • Museum Leadership Conference 2013

    February 1, 2013

    Drexel University of Philadelphia will host a one-day conference on museum leadership.
  • National Geographic Talks Victorian Fashion With DHCC's Clare Sauro (VIDEO)

    June 1, 2012

    In this National Geographic video segment, "America's Lost Treasures: Victorian Fashion" host Kinga Philipps takes what she believes is a Victorian era dress to our very own textiles expert, DHCC Curator Clare Sauro.
  • Fashioning Philadelphia

    May 14, 2012

    The Museum of Elfreth's Alley is hosting an exhibition celebrating the rich history of the fashion industry in Philadelphia. Design & Merchandising students helped the museum with the initial exhibit set-up and design and will continue to help update exhibit installations.
  • WHYY Highlights DHCC's "Rest Your Feet" Exhibit

    May 26, 2011

    WHYY interviews Drexel Historic Costume Collection Curator Clare Sauro about the now outlawed practice of "footbinding" in this Arts and Culture video segment covering the DHCC's "Rest Your Feet" exhibit.
  • Brave New World

    April 7, 2011

    The exhibition will focus on the tumultuous years between 1911 through 1919; a period when the interplay between the fine arts and fashion was particularly strong. We will also welcome Rebecca Jumper Matheson, fashion historian and a faculty member in the History of Art department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, who will speak on Thursday, April 14th at 7 PM.
  • Drexel Lends Garbo to Ferragamo

    February 18, 2010

    The Ferragamo Museum found the Garbo dress through the college’s DHCC database. Garbo had strong ties to Salvatore Ferragamo, the founder of the high-end fashion house, during the 1920s and 30s.