Fashion designer Arnold Scaasi created elegant gowns for many First Ladies and famous movie stars.
What happens when four Scasssi dresses inspire San Diego Mesa College fashion students?
You end up with four unique new creations, now on display at the San Diego History Center!
Visitors to the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park are encouraged to examine contrasted garments during the museum’s just-opened Fashion Redux 2023 exhibition.
Dresses by Arnold Scaasi in the museum’s collection represent the Glam 1980s. The four fashion students got a good look at them and, recalling that decade of printed blouses and big hair, were inspired to produce clothing that is similar, but new! Bold color and padded shoulders, anyone?
The Mesa College students whose artistry is on display are Ramses Alfaro Mendoza, Leo Cotton, Eddie Villarreal and Robbie Matawaran.
Here are the Scassi dresses…
And here are the inspired new creations…
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