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EXHIBIT: “From Plugs to Bling: A Century of Cal Student Fashion” (through August 29)

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From Plugs to Bling: A Century of Cal Student Fashion

Exhibit – Artifacts | March 8 – August 29, 2008 every day | Doe (Main) Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

From Plugs to Bling exhibit flyerThis exhibition explores the lives of students at the University of California, as told through the clothing they once wore. From junior plugs (top hats) and lettermen’s jackets to charm bracelets and African American graduation stoles, from cashmere sweater sets to denim jackets festooned with anti-war buttons, Cal students have always made fashion, political and gender statements through their choice of clothing and accessories. The exhibition draws from the University Archives and from numerous other campus collections, and includes many items never before on display.

Curated by William Benemann, Archivist.

All Audiences

Open all hours the Doe Library is open.

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