Mount Mary University Digital Collections

The Founding of a Fashion Program

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Dress model in Mount Mary textiles classroom, 1932-1939

In the fall of 1965 Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, began offering a major in fashion design with a minor in clothing and textiles. The four-year Bachelor of Arts degree, which drew substance from an interdisciplinary combination of art, clothing, and textile courses, was the first of its kind in the nation. Explore the history of the Mount Mary Fashion Program through the images and documents in this exhibit.