Ginger Rogers: Dressed to Impress

Mar 2 – Aug 31, 2024

SHSMO Art Gallery

605 Elm St., Columbia


A collection of costumes originally worn by Hollywood star Ginger Rogers will be on display in the SHSMO Art Gallery, in collaboration with the University of Missouri’s Department of Textile and Apparel Management. Rogers used clothing to strategically craft her own unique persona, including her partnership with Fred Astaire, throughout her career from the 1920s to 1984. Learn how the legendary performer from Independence, Missouri, inspired contemporary apparel design by students in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management. 

Click here for a short video tour of the exhibition created by Emily Wilson.