New exhibit is a blast to the past in fashionable form

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The opening reception for new Orville Hanchey Art Gallery exhibit “Forties and Fifties Fashion for the Stage,” was well attended Friday, Feb. 1 at the gallery. Items in the exhibit are featured in the book of the same name, written by NSU professor of costume design Jessica Parr. Many of the fabulous items featured are from the private collections of the Hogg and Luster families, specifically Becky Bill Page Luster’s items spanning from the 40s and 50s and Thelma Louise Firestone Hogg’s items from the 50s through the 70s. Besides the articles of clothing, several photos are on the walls, depicting fashion in this time period. In the reception area, Parr signed copies of her book. The exhibit will be at the gallery until Feb. 22.