Students from the Fashion History I & II classes at the Charleston Art Institute have utilized the museum’s costume collection in their studies. Not only have they joined me for a glimpse into a fashion history timeline in collections storage, they have worked with our period clothing to create fashion sketches.Shown here are Fashion History II students working with examples of the Museum’s wedding dress collection, scheduled for exhibition in October.
For their class, I chose six wedding gowns, dating from 1810 to 1952, each a different style and representative of a different fashion time period. The students spent the morning studying, planning and sketching these dresses. Back in class with their instructor Lynn Riding, they will rework them and elaborate on the details to produce finished fashion drawings.
related post: Wedding Fashion as Art (part 2)