Monthly Program Meeting
Behind the Seams: Caring for Historic Textiles
with Lori Gann-Smith
Balenciaga suit shoulder detail and black and pink suit detail both from Shirazi donation); Kimono by Yuki Yao; Lori Gann-Smith
Your work may be an herloom one day or you may have family or historic textiles to preserve for the next generation. In either case, join Lori Gann-Smith for a short course in caring for heirloom clothing and textiles. Basics of stabilization and storage will be discussed. Bring your treasures for a Q&A to follow the talk!
Lori Gann-Smith is a fiber artist, costume and clothing designer, and Chair of the Art and Design Department at Brenau University. She is also the Collections Manager and Curator of the Historic Clothing Collection at Brenau and directs the Fashion Design program. In addition to her creative pursuits, she has a keen interest in the historic preservation of textiles and educating others about best practices in the field of clothing conservation.