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The vintage trend is here to stay

By Aymie Telinski | March 6, 2013

Over the past few years, vintage clothing has become more and more popular. AMC’s “Mad Men” set the bar high for vintage wardrobes. Katherine Jane Bryant, the costume designer for the show, has done an impeccable job of dressing each character from...

Workshop shows participants how to repurpose clothes

By Jalen Cobb | November 14, 2010

NIU is providing creative opportunities for students to learn about fashion. The latest production of the NIU Art Museum is a clothing workshop, which helps people recycle and reuse their worn out clothes. "The purpose is to repurpose and recycle in part...

NIU Alum Shirley Johnson, of Maple Park, Ill., views a piece from the exhibit The Autumn Leaves - A Century of Fall Fashion 1900-1999 Wednesday afternoon in the NIU Art Museum at Altgeld Hall.

Fashion does not fall short

By Jerene-Elise Nall | September 1, 2010

Autumn always leaves, but style stays around. "Autumn Leaves," an exhibit on fall fashions, will be running through Dec. 4 in the NIU Art Museum. The exhibit, according to museum director Jo Burke, uses "fashion as a metaphor" that explores "the connections...