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Philadelphia Style Magazine Features Drexel Historic Costume Collection

August 26, 2013

Drexel Historic Costume Collection Curator Clare Sauro speaks to Philadelphia Style magazine about the collection's past milestones, present achievements and future ambitions in this August edition article – 

“The Drexel Historic Costume Collection was founded a few years after the Drexel Institute of Science and Technology, in the late 1890s. A.J. Drexel strongly believed in education through art, and he set aside a small fortune for the purchase of fine and decorative arts. Textiles and garments were some of these early acquisitions. I estimate there to be more than 12,000 objects in total, including a coral-encrusted Givenchy gown donated by Princess Grace of Monaco. Most of the early donations had a Drexel family connection, but today they are usually from alumni or interested supporters from the Philadelphia region.” 

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