FDES 274, History of Fashion students went on a field trip the Maryland Historical Society to get a behind the scenes tour of their historic costume collection. Each student chose a garment dating from the 1700s to 1970 and will research materials used, style and silhouette features of the piece and its significance to the time period and lifestyle of the wearer. In October 2019, the Society will present an exhibit of 100 different textiles and dresses from its collection, which will be on view to the public for a year!