Exhibition File – Fashioning Philadelphia

exhibition photograph from Museum of Elfreth's Alley

I love hearing about small museums that tackle displays of fashion and dress — sure the big museum blockbusters are pretty, but they aren’t the only ones deserving attention.

Fashioning Philadelphia is a collaborative exhibition between the Museum of Elfreth’s Alley and Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design. In it student-created fashion collections based on history tell stories about the American worker.

The exhibition changes every 12 weeks with new fashion designs. The first round is still on display but swaps with new student work on July 6. The show closes December 28.

Address: 126 Elfreth’s Alley, Philadelphia
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5
Admission: adults $5, family $12, children 6-12 years $2, children under 6 free
Website: www.elfrethsalley.org