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Red or Blue Exhibit

Description

Red and blue are the colors of our states during election season, so we’ve decided to explore those colors in our fall exhibition, Red or Blue? Join us this election season as we delve into the cultural meanings and psychology of the colors of the season, and view some of our best examples of red and blue gowns, suits and dresses from various decades of the twentieth century.
The Historic Costume & Textiles Collection is featuring some of its best examples of red and blue in its latest exhibition. These colors first were used in television election coverage in 1976, although at that time, neither color was ‘assigned’ to one political party. In addition to political affiliations, cultural meanings of red and blue also have shifted over time, having different meanings in the past than they do today. We will look into these meanings as well as the natural dye sources for these colors. Approximately thirty garments will be on display in the upper Gladys Keller Snowden gallery in Campbell Hall, including designer evening gowns, day-wear and suits. Related materials will be in the lower gallery

Date

9/1/2016-12/10/2016

Duration

9/1/2016-12/10/2016

Event Type

Exhibition

Files

Re-Blue Stairway.jpg
Red 2nd Floor 2.jpg
Red 2nd Floor 5.jpg
Red 2nd Floor 4.jpg
Red 2nd Floor 3.jpg
Red Alcove 1.jpg
Red-Blue Alcove 3.jpg
Red-Blue Alcove 1.jpg
Red-Blue Alcove 2.jpg
Red-Blue Alcove 4.jpg
Blue Alcove 1.jpg
Blue Alcove 2.jpg
Blue Alcove 3.jpg
Blue 2nd Floor 4.jpg
Blue 2nd Floor 1.jpg
Blue 2nd Floor 2.jpg
Red-White-Blue.jpg
Dye History 4.jpg
Dye History 2.jpg
Dye History 3.jpg
1st Floor 1.jpg
Red Men's 2.jpg
Red Men's 1.jpg
Red Men's 3.jpg
Red Men's 4.jpg
Ethnographic Red 1.jpg
Ethnogrpahi red-Blue 2.jpg

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Citation

“Red or Blue Exhibit,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed February 21, 2017, https://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/4951.

Item Relations

This Item depicts Item: Scaasi Red/White/Blue Sequin Gown
This Item depicts Item: 1930's Blue Wool Suit
This Item depicts Item: Feraud Red Skirt Suit
This Item depicts Item: 1970's Red Wool Pant Suit
This Item depicts Item: 1970's Red/White/Blue Suit
This Item depicts Item: Bugnand Blue Wool Suit
This Item depicts Item: Fortuny Red Silk Delphos Gown
This Item depicts Item: 1980s Blue Silk Beaded Dress and Jacket
This Item depicts Item: Halston Red Chiffon Dress
This Item depicts Item: 1980s Blue Beaded Chiffon Dress
This Item depicts Item: Adele Simpson Blue Silk Dress
This Item depicts Item: Mainbocher Blue Silk Faille Dress
This Item depicts Item: 1930s Dark Blue Voided Velvet Dress
This Item depicts Item: Halston Blue Asymmetric Bias Dress
This Item depicts Item: 1950s Red Silk Dress with Circle Skirt
This Item depicts Item: 1950s Blue Chiffon Strapless Gown
This Item depicts Item: Oleg Cassini Blue Harem Pant and Top
This Item depicts Item: 1960's Red Dress and Jacket
This Item depicts Item: Galanos, James 1986; electric blue silk and wool dress and belt
This Item depicts Item: Chanel, Coco; 1930's blue long sequin dress