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Oral Histories - Fashion Group International St. Louis

Finding aid for collection WUA00518

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Fashion Group International St. Louis Oral Histories (WUA00518)

In spring 2021, Washington University students in the course "Fashion History and Research" conducted oral history interviews with long-time members of the Fashion Group International-St. Louis (FGI).  Many of these FGI members are also alumni of Washington University.  All recordings were conducted remotely over zoom due to Covid-19 safety protocols.   

Fashion History and Research (F10.ART.324E.01) was taught by associate professor Dr. Mary Ruppert-Stroescu, in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.  This seminar course studied cultural and social influences to comprehend how these impact the evolution of fashion and are expressed in clothing at various junctures in history.


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The collection is ordered alphabetically by person interviewed.

Oral Histories

Links to recordings and transcripts are provided if permission to share online was granted by the interviewee.  Users are provided access to these materials for educational or personal use only. They may not be reposted without permission (although sharing links is certainly encouraged).  For further questions about copyright, usage, or to access recordings not available online, please contact

About the finding aid

Finding aid published: September 2021

Finding aid author: Miranda Rectenwald