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CMA Exhibit Showcases High-End Womenswear

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Marc Bohan for Christian Dior evening dress, 1974. Worn by New York socialite Brooke Astor. On loan from the Historic Costume & Textiles Collection at The Ohio State University. Fourth of July fireworks needn’t be your only source for sparkle and shimmer this holiday weekend. Kleibacker’s Class Act: Storied Designers/Women of Note, on view through […]

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Step Right Up: CCAD’s 2009 Senior Fashion Show

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre

Columbus College of Art & Design’s 2009 Senior Fashion Show was like a circus− in a good way. Guests filing into the show’s venue –a tent at CCAD’s design studios on Broad Street that looked like it was plucked straight out of New York Fashion Week− were greeted by clowns on stilts and amused by […]


OSU Exhibit Focuses on the Lost Art of Sewing

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre

An exhibit currently on view at The Ohio State University’s Campbell Hall is a must-see for apparel aficionados with an appreciation for fine detail, craftsmanship and good design. “The Sewer’s Art: Quality, Fashion and Economy” celebrates the cultural significance of home sewing during the 20th century and features 49 ensembles, most of which were created between […]

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Local Designer’s Specialty is Comfortable Couture

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre

If you’re like me, more than ready to cast off your layered winter wardrobe in favor of something a bit lighter, imaginative and, if possible, locally-produced, look no further than Torn Angel by Esther Chung. Chung, a Columbus College of Art and Design instructor, says her womenswear line consists of “one-of-a-kind, sculptural pieces” that are […]


Columbus’ carbon footprint among highest in US


The Daily Reporter wrote Columbus’ carbon footprint among highest in the nation MELANIE MCINTYRE 06/02/2008 Columbus ranked highly among the top 100 U.S. cities – but this time it isn’t a stat that garners pride. A new report from the Brookings Institution, titled “Shrinking the Carbon Footprint of Metropolitan America,” quantifies transportation and residential carbon […]


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The Urban Living Tour returns (with strict safety guidelines) on Aug 30!