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Exhibitions

Pink Suit

Suit Yourself: 75 Years of Powerful Style

October 11, 2019 - March 13, 2020

Drexel University's Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will showcase the many revolving styles of women’s suits with its next exhibition Suit Yourself! 75 Years of Powerful Style Friday, opening Oct. 11 through Thursday, March 13.

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Nicole Miller Martini Print Dress

A Philadelphia Store-y: 25 Years of Nicole Miller Philadelphia

April 12, 2019 - August 30, 2019

The  Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection  (FHCC) of Drexel University’s  Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will present a retrospective exhibition highlighting work by renowned fashion designer Nicole Miller. The exhibition A Philadelphia Store-y: 25 Years of Nicole Miller Philadelphia (April 12-August 30, 2019) will pay tribute to the retailer’s contributions to fashion and philanthropy in the city.

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Detail shot of yellow dress with beading detail

The Fox Collection, 2008 - 2018: A Decade of Renewal

September 28, 2018 - March 23, 2019

The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection at Drexel University is celebrating the opening of their custom-built gallery with The Fox Collection, 2008-2018: A Decade of Renewal

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1956 promotional photograph for Galanos. A woman wears a white, beaded, strapless gown with long white opera gloves

James Galanos: Design Integrity

October 19, 2018 - December 21, 2018 and January 8, 2019 - January 27, 2019
Pearlstein Gallery

The exhibit will place his work in the context of American fashion from the post-war period through the 1990s and celebrate his innovative approach to construction and embellishment. This reevaluation will assert his role as one of the premier designers of the 20th century and will be designed to appeal to younger audiences who may not be familiar with his work. The exhibition will draw heavily from the primary materials of the James G. Galanos Archive at Drexel University, creating an immersive experience and allowing for a greater understanding of this intensely private designer. On view will be approximately 60 ensembles alongside a rich array of sketches, photographs and other related materials. The exhibition is organized by Clare Sauro, FHCC director and chief curator.

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Philadelphia In Style: A Century of Fashion

March 13, 2016 - June 26, 2016

Philadelphia in Style: A Century of Fashion from the Robert & Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, Drexel University illuminates the rich sartorial legacy of a city that has often been overshadowed by New York, but in reality has played a significant role in American fashion

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Immortal Beauty

Immortal Beauty

October 2, 2015 - December 12, 2015

From a fragment of 16th century Italian velvet to an evening dress by New York designer Alexander Wang from 2012, the first large-scale, retrospective exhibition of highlights from Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) will trace the arc of fashion history over the course of more than three centuries.

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