McGregor Silk Chiffon Fashion Exhibit

Fashions on Trend a big hit at McGregor Assisted Living

“The gowns were so gorgeous and I miss dressing up”, shared Anne Macko, one of our guests.

Our speaker on this day is Dr. Korosec, Ph.D. from Ursuline College is the curator of the Historic Costume Study Collection, chair of the fashion department, and someone I look up to. Working with her for the pleasure of our McGregor Residents has been inspirational to say the least. This Historic Collection embodies more than 4,000 garments and apparel throughout many decades and encompassing so many well known, [and not so well known] names in the fashion industry.

Students study the designs and interpret new concepts as part of their design creations and curriculum.

As she shared with our audience made up of Residents, neighbors, and other individuals from greater Cleveland, this Silk Chiffon Exhibit illustrates a desire to honor and remember the families who donated over 4000 pieces to the Ursuline College Historic Costume Study Collection. Fashion celebrates the history of our lives through – representing the social, economic, political, spirit of the times of who we were as a society.

The silver lining is a Study Collection. – hands on’ not ‘hands off.  This Collection brought the classroom alive with excitement, while examining each piece in the Collection.  Students can see, touch and talk about the fashion found in our textbooks.  Fashion explores our identity and readily conveys gender, status, mood, cultural affinity and fun.


We learned the history of some of the designers represented her and what inspired them to create certain gowns. One was inspired by a figure skater’s costume and another by a ballroom dancer.     

This was called their “Show Stopper” and Grand Finale of the show.

Learn more about Special Events throughout the McGregor campus!