Space & Installation
April 8 - August 15, 2016
Human Ecology Building, Terrace Level
Reception: April 8, 5 PM
The Biggest Little Fashion City: Ithaca & Silent Film Style is a multi-media exhibit of historic costume, ephemera, and silent film clips, all highlighting the intersection of fashion and film. Fashions worn by actresses like Irene Castle and Minnie Maddern Fiske will be on display, alongside examples of ready-to-wear garments and accessories inspired by the styles of silent film stars.
An opening reception will take place on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 5-7 PM, featuring a gallery talk by curator, Dr. Denise Green, and special lecture by film and fashion studies scholar, Dr. Sara Bernstein (Portland State University). The Biggest Little Fashion City is curated by Denise Nicole Green, Director of the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection, in collaboration with the Wharton Museum.
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