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What's In Drexel's Closets? (Philadelphia Inquirer)

May 2, 2013

photo by Elizabeth RobertsonIn this May 2 feature column, 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.

"There are 12,000 pieces in Drexel University's Historic Costume Collection, but curator Clare Sauro's eyes twinkle like metallic threads when she explains why a particular light blue, crushed-velvet sheath from the 1920s is ageless and of-the-moment awesome. 'It's from the Callot Soeurs,' Sauro said, holding the 87-year-old textile delicately between white-gloved fingers..."

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Click here to visit the Drexel Historic Costume Collection website.

(Photo credit: ELIZABETH ROBERTSON / Inquirer Staff Photographer)