Student Project

“The Clothing of Nameless Women”

“What we wear on our bodies is both deeply intimate, and reflects a larger vision of society” – Megan Yeo, ’15

In this video made for her Senior Capstone Project, Megan Yeo (Class of 2015) demonstrates what housedresses can reveal about the women who wore them. To do so, she focuses on three pieces in the collection and examines their respective shape and construction, materials, and condition of wear in context with the sociological, economical, and political conditions in which they were worn. Yeo uses the information held in each dress to give voice to the lives of nameless women too often relegated to the footnotes of historical study.

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