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Costume Collection Gets Full-Time Curator

May 26, 2008


Evening and day wear, millinery, lingerie, lace and accessories make up Drexel’s Historic Costume Collection which is housed in the Westphal College. Our collection features the work of many of the significant designers of the 19th and 20th centuries including Beene, Balenciaga, Blass, Cardin, Pucci, DeLa Renta, Dior, Galanos, Givenchy, Lanvin, Schiaparelli, Trigere, Ungaro, Valentino, Vionnet and Worth.  We are very excited to welcome to the College our first full-time Curator, Clare Sauro. Having Clare on board will expand our ability to mount and travel exhibitions, to use the collection in classroom settings and to increase our conservancy efforts. Clare will also take a lead role in making new acquisitions possible.

Clare comes to us from the Fashion Institute of Technology where she was the Assistant Curator, first for their Costume Collection and then for their Accessories Collection. Clare received her Masters degree at F.I.T and has been working there since 1997. Prior to that, Clare worked at The American Museum of the Moving Image. We wish to express our appreciation to Bella Veksler who served as the part-time Costume Collection curator and who still teaches in Fashion Design. Stop by to see the collection on the 4th floor of Nesbitt Hall to say hello to Clare. The Collection can also be viewed online by clicking here