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re:Dress

April 17 to July 1, 2011
Heritage Gallery

re:Dress is an exhibit highlighting student sustainable fashion designs. The project centers on the creation of a red carpet worthy "green" gown. Throughout this process, student designers learned about sustainability and the difficulties in sourcing materials, constructing the garment using a green method, and considering the lifecycle of the garment beyond the project. While designing, the students implemented the Cradle to Cradle philosophy, which suggests that products be created considering a second life beyond the original function, aiming towards a completely sustainable product. The exhibit features sustainable gowns, design processes, and stories that address a wide range of creative problem-solving issues encountered by students.
re:Dress is the result of a collaborative effort with the Department of Art and Art History http://www.art.msu.edu/, the Michigan State University Museum, the Michigan State University chapter of the American Institute for Graphic Arts (advisor: Kelly Salchow MacArthur), and the Apparel and Textile Design http://www.art.msu.edu/?page_id=258 program.
Guest Curator Theresa M. Winge and student curators Lauren Paulauskas, Leigh Gervasi, Anna Motz proudly present the re: Dress exhibit in the Museum's Heritage Gallery from April 17 to July 1, 2011.

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