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    Brown Bag Learning Series: A Tour of Fashion History

    Presented by Catherine Byrne

    Register for the Zoom session at by 9am on October 1.

    Take a virtual walk through time to see how people have expressed themselves through the cultural language of fashion—from the earliest known “fashion magazines” to the dawn of haute couture. Learn fun facts such as why the bustle, popular in the late 1800s, was thought of as liberating and the way in which designers have collaborated with artists and muses. You’ll learn what fashion can reveal about the times and the fascinating stories of the people living through them.


    Catherine Byrne is a visual artist, clothing designer, and teacher. She graduated with honors from Boston University with a B.F.A. in Painting and later earned a A.A.S. in Fashion Design from Parson’s School of Design in NYC. She has an extensive background in the fashion industry, having worked for Calvin Klein, Isaac Mizrahi, and Ralph Lauren. After over a decade in N.Y.C, Catherine developed her own brand, creating unique lines of women’s and children’s clothing. She is currently on the faculty of the Danforth Art School at Framingham State University.