The Sage Historic Costume Collection

About The Sage Historic Costume Collection

Dress is a vehicle for personal expression, a reflection of society, an art form. The clothing that people have worn throughout history provides insight into their lives and customs. In The Sage Collection at Indiana University—which includes clothing, accessories, and related items from the past as well as the present—our social history comes to life. Overseen by the Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design, the collection serves as a resource for students, professionals, and the public.

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