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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 in this article, titled "Mirror, Mirror: With clear-bag rule, NFL's a fashion trendsetter." 

"Clear accessories started appearing in fashion shortly after World War II as part of a trendy movement to embrace man-made materials - polyvinyl chloride and acrylic - said Clare Sauro, curator of Drexel University's Historic Costume Collection. Some of the inspiration came from the famous glass slipper featured in Walt Disney's Cinderella in 1950..."

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Clare has also been quoted in other Philadelphia Inquirer "Mirror, Mirror" fashion columns, including "20s craze culminates in release of 'Gatsby," "1968 Doesn't Forget Fashion," and "Lilly Pulitzer shaped upscale casual style.

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