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Drexel Exhibit Pays Tribute to Design Integrity of Fashion Legend James Galanos 

The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts and Design will present a retrospective exhibition of work by renowned fashion designer James Galanos. The exhibition, James Galanos: Design Integrity (October 19-December 8, January 8-27 2019), will celebrate the artistry of James Galanos, considered by his peers to be one of the greatest and most creative of American designers of the 20th century.

A close-up of an Instagram post that the Fox Historic Costume Collection shared in November of a James Galanos full-length sheath dress from 1955 made with silk satin straps and finely pleated silk organza with white and silver beading.

Fox Historic Costume Collection Shines on Instagram

Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection has amassed a large following on Instagram.  

Hat, Olivia Turner, c. 1955, USA. Gift of Mr. Frank Stephens. Photo courtesy The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection.

Hidden Treasures: Drexel’s Mysterious Olivia Turner Hats

Two local teenagers researched the identity of a hat designer during an internship this past summer with three of Drexel’s collections on fashion, art and medical history.

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Google’s New Virtual Exhibition Includes Iconic Pieces from Drexel’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection

Three-thousand years of the world’s fashion is being brought together in the largest virtual exhibition of style. The “We wear culture” project, by Google Arts & Culture, is a collaboration with Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection and more than 180 renowned cultural institutions from New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, São Paulo and others around the world. 

James Galanos Evening Dress

Drexel’s Fox Historic Costume Collection Receives Gift from James G. Galanos Foundation
 

The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design has received a gift from the James G. Galanos Foundation. This gift, comprising nearly 700 couture-level ensembles dating from the 1960s to his retirement in 1998 will form The James G. Galanos Archive at Drexel University. This donation will be augmented in the coming year by additional support materials relating to the career of James Galanos from the James G. Galanos Foundation.

A hat designed by Hattie Carnegie in 1960 from the Fox Historic Costume Collection.

A Century of Philadelphia Fashion from Drexel’s Fox Historic Costume Collection on Display at Michener Art Museum

A stunning collection of clothing and accessories created, worn and sold in Philadelphia from 1896 to 1994 will be on display from March 13 – June 26 as part of Philadelphia in Style: A Century of Fashion from the Robert & Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, Drexel University at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa. The special exhibition of dresses, wedding gowns, shoes, hats and other items will be drawn from Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, which will loan the items from its holdings of more than 14,000 garments, accessories and textiles from the last three centuries.

Clare Sauro, curator of the Fox Historic Costume Collection, stands next to a coral-encrusted Hubert de Givenchy couture gown worn by Grace Kelly.

Drexel's Fox Historic Costume Collection Receives $2 Million Gift from Robert and Penny Fox

Heralded as a “world-class collection of fashion and textiles” by the Wall Street Journal, Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design has received a $2 million commitment from Robert (Hon. ’13) and Penny Fox (Hon.’13). The museum-quality collection of more than 14,000 garments, textiles and accessories spanning three centuries is one of the finest and oldest research collections in the nation.
Top stories at Drexel in 2015. Starting at left and moving clockwise: bruschetta appetizer, Princess Grace of Monaco's dress, Provost M. Brian Blake, victory at Dad Vail Regatta, "A Check-Up From the Neck Up" and, background, archived Drexel campus photos.

Top Drexel Stories of 2015

Drexel made a lot of news this year. Check out the best stories about Drexel that came out in 2015.
Photo by Michael J. Shepherd.

One Month Left to See Immortal Beauty Exhibition of Rare Artifacts from Three Centuries of Fashion History

Only one month remains to see Immortal Beauty: Highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, the first large-scale, retrospective exhibition of highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

Working on a mannequin for Immortal Beauty: Highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection. Photo by Michael J. Shepherd.

Behind the Scenes: The Making of Immortal Beauty

Putting together a large-scale fashion exhibition much more than simply placing garments on mannequins. It takes careful planning, hard work and a collection worth showing. See what went into the exhibition currently showing in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery that's putting Drexel on the fashion map.
Photo by Michael J. Shepherd.

Immortal Beauty Exhibition Displays Artifacts from Three Centuries of Fashion History

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 the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will trace the arc of fashion history over the course of more than three centuries.
Salvatore Ferragamo, circa 1955, purchased by FHCC. Photo by Michael Shepherd.

Go “Behind the Seams” of Drexel’s Upcoming Historic Costume Exhibition

Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look Saturday at what it takes to bring an empty gallery to life with Clare Suro, curator of the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection.