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Costume Collection Exhibiit Preview Aug. 22

Costume Collection Exhibit Preview Aug. 22


     COLUMBUS -- Fans of fashions can get a sneak peak at the
developing "Reel to Real" costume exhibit at the Columbus Museum
of Art Aug. 22.

     The art museum and Historic Costume and Textiles Collection
of The Ohio State University will offer an opportunity for the
public to look "behind-the-scenes" at an exhibition in progress
three weeks before the Sept. 12 opening of "Reel to Real:  The
Hollywood Designer After Film."

     The nearly four-month long exhibit features prized garments
by Adrian, Irene, Howard Greer, Edith Head and other Hollywood
designers after they left the world of film and opened their own
salons or wholesale ready-to-wear businesses.  Shown will be
clothing worn by Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, Rosalind Russell,
Lauren Bacall, Beverly D'Angelo, Betty Furness, Carroll Baker,
Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn, and Gypsy Rose Lee.

     The preview will allow guests to visit two of the museum
galleries and learn where the highly prized garments of the
designers came from, how a garment is fitted on a mannequin or
dress form, how platforms on which the mannequins and dress forms
stand are constructed and their sizes and shapes determined, and
the role of mannequin placement, wall and platform colors and
lighting, among other factors.

    "It is a departure for the personnel of an established
museum and a fine costume collection to present such a behind-
the-scenes glimpse" said Charles Kleibacker, designer in
residence in the College of Human Ecology.

     The program begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception in
Derby Court.  Guests will be able to visit the Museum's Sculpture
Garden and the two galleries at their leisure.  Dress is informal
and casual.  Tickets are $25.  Reservations are required by Aug.
17.  Checks may be made to The Ohio State University/Costume
Collection and sent to Doris Utzinger, 2842 Annabelle Court,
Grove City, Ohio 43213.  More information is available by calling
Kleibacker at 614-292-3090.

     Admission to the Sept. 12-Jan. 2 exhibit is free for
members, $2.50 for students and senior citizens, and $4.75 for
adults.  Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The museum is closed on Mondays.

Contact:  Charles Kleibacker, Historic Costume and Textiles
Collection, (614) 292-3090 or Mary Ellison, Columbus Museum of
Art, (614) 221-6801.

[Submitted by: GLOVERC  (gloverc@ccgate.ucomm.ohio-state.edu)
Thu, 22 Jul 93 11:38:34 EST]
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