Tour of the Gregg exhibitions: A student group’s experience

The College of Textiles’ Fashion Group recently paid a visit to the Gregg to receive a tour of the two latest exhibits, Barkcloth, Bras, and Bulletproof Cotton and Textiles of Exile. Fashion Group is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding students’ knowledge of the fashion industry. Popular items from the Barkcloth exhibit were the “Locked and Loaded” gun shoes, the House of Worth dress, and the “Fetish Boots”. Club president Afaf Seyam (’13) commented that, “it was unreal to be in the presence of pieces that the actual designers may have touched,” adding that, “it was interesting to see how the influences of each different time period trickled to the next.”  Freshman member Tanequa Leake found interesting “how much art has changed and what inspired such creativity and how that inspiration has impacted us today in what we wear.” Many of the members agree that although we may not live in New York, the exhibits are a unique and opportune experience here at NC State that more students should take advantage of.

-Lerato Tsotetsi, Gregg Museum Spring Intern 2012

Locked and Loaded Shoes, 2011

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