With over 3,500 pieces of 20th Century American fashion donated by Greater Clevelanders, Ursuline College’s Historic Costume Study Collection has been dubbed the “Best Closet in Cleveland.” In honor of its upcoming 30th Anniversary, the College’s 15th Annual Faculty Lecture Series will focus on the collection. Constance Korosec, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Fashion and Historic Costume Study Collection Curator will present the lecture Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 7PM in the Mullen Little Theater at Ursuline College.

“Each year, all of us at Ursuline look forward to the Faculty Lecture Series, when we can share our fabulous faculty's expertise with the greater Cleveland community. This spring we are especially excited to focus on our fashion program, which will be celebrating a hallmark anniversary this fall. Korosec is a well-known speaker and her lecture promises to be both educational and enjoyable," said JoAnne Podis, Ph.D., Ursuline College’s Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Korosec, a native of Washington, D.C., earned her Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University, focusing her research on 20th Century American Fashion in the 1960’s and the Vietnam War. Korosec co-authored six books on fashion, in addition to working as lead designer for 250 productions in the Greater Cleveland area and serving as the Past Regional Director of the Fashion Group International of Cleveland. Korosec is also a member of the Costume Society of America.

It was Korosec’s vision for the College’s Historic Costume Collection to serve as a hands-on learning tool, providing students the opportunity to touch, research and experience the pieces personally.

“This element is what makes the collection unique to Ursuline’s fashion programs. With the help of our community, 30 years of collecting and creating, Ursuline College is home to the best closet in Cleveland.” Korosec said.

The lecture, free and open to the public, will be held Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 7PM in the Mullen Little Theater at Ursuline College. For more information visit ursuline.edu/facultylectureseries.

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