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Opening Event - Queer Fashion and Style: Stories from the Heartland

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Textiles and Clothing Museum

1015 Morrill Hall, Iowa State University

603 Morrill Road

Ames, Iowa 50011

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Opening event for new exhibition "Queer Fashion & Style: Stories from the Heartland" at the Textiles and Clothing Museum at Iowa State University.

  • Lecture by co-curators, Dr. Kelly Reddy-Best and Dana Goodin, in Morrill Hall 2019 from 5:45-6:15pm.
  • Gallery open for viewing 5pm-8pm in 1015 Morrill Hall.

Exhibit runs February 1 - April 14, 2018.

This exhibit analyzes the recent and current histories of fashion through a queer lens by examining the everyday styles and fashions of members of the LGBTQIA+ community in the Midwest from the late twentieth century to the present. Experiences with garments and other objects by people living in the Midwest are told through stories throughout the exhibit. Twelve women who identify in the LGBTQIA+ community (ranging from age from 30 to 50) completed in-depth interviews about the history of their fashion and style, and either lent garments for the exhibit. Additionally other people engaged in shorter conversations with the curators about their experiences with objects, which they also lent for display.

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  • Kelly L. Reddy-Best, Assistant Professor in Apparel, Merchandising and Design at Iowa State University
  • Eulanda Sanders, Professor and Chair, Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management, Donna R. Danielson Professor in Textiles and Clothing
  • Dana Goodin, PhD student in Apparel, Merchandising and Design at Iowa State University
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