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Moroccan caftans the focus of new Avenir Museum exhibit

What happens when traditional attire meets high fashion? The Colorado State University Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising examines this question in “The Allure of the Moroccan Caftan.”

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Upcoming exhibitions and programs at the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising

A wide variety of historic apparel and textiles will be featured in Fall 2017 exhibitions and programs at the Avenir Museum.

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Frankly speaking, presidential-inspired gown now at Avenir

A student-designed, Pop Art-inspired ball gown made of recycled materials and embellished with President Tony Frank’s visage is a new addition to the Avenir Museum collection.

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Silk brocade jacket a new addition to the Avenir Museum collection

Longtime Avenir Museum supporter Sophia Aldrich recently donated a Chinese silk brocade jacket to the permanent collection. The jacket belonged to her mother Ai-Hwa Lucy Doe Lei 雷竇愛華 (1906-1977), for whom the Avenir Museum lobby is named, making this an exceptionally meaningful gift. 

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Beauty and sustainability combine seamlessly in CSU Gustafson Gallery exhibit

The inherent beauty found in fine textiles, combined with the challenge of using recycled materials, inspire a guest artist featured at Colorado State University’s Gustafson Gallery.

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Avenir unveils ‘Tying the Knot’ bridal gown exhibition

CSU’s Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising has unveiled “Tying the Knot,” a new exhibition of bridal gowns, accompanied by photos and stories of many of the brides who wore them.

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Meet new Avenir Museum Curator Katie Knowles

The Avenir Museum and the Department of Design and Merchandising are very happy to announce that Katie Knowles will be joining Colorado State University as Avenir curator of collections and assistant professor; her official appointment begins July 1.

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Needle artists restore garments at the Avenir Museum

Avenir Museum volunteers and skilled seamstresses Jan Alexander and Mary Biggers recently completed select preservation projects on several ensembles of historic wedding attire held in the Avenir collection, in preparation for the upcoming exhibition “Tying the Knot”.

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New Avenir exhibits feature blooms, brides, student designs

The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising’s Spring 2017 exhibitions highlight pieces from its extensive permanent collection of historic apparel and as well as exceptional recent work by student designers. The exhibits include fashions made from recycled materials, bridal attire across many decades, and notable designer garments adorned with floral motifs.

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‘Exploration of Faculty Research in Design’ opens at Gustafson Gallery

Four design faculty in the Department of Design and Merchandising are joining forces for an exhibition celebrating the full spectrum of art and design.

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