The Roddis Collection: American Style and Spirit
June 11–September 17, 2017
Dress. Cotton/rayon, sheared beaver, metal belt, c. 1934; The Henry Ford, photo Gillian Bostock Ewing, copyright Jane Bradbury
Fierce and Fabulous
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See more than 100 years of fashion unveiled through twenty-six unique garments dating from 1880 to 1991. From stunning haute couture evening gowns to everyday wear, this amazing collection of women's clothing was purchased and worn by six generations of the Roddis family of Marshfield, Wisconsin. It is both a time capsule of American fashion and a remarkable story about individual expression and taste set against the backdrop of a small town in Wisconsin. This exhibition will feature garments by the collections of The Henry Ford as well as several loaned by Roddis family relatives, including dresses by Helga, Galanos, Yves St. Laurent, Nina Ricci, and Murray Arbeid.