Before the mid-1960s, “used” or “secondhand” clothing was only for those who could not afford to purchase new clothes. However, fashion has since then changed, with certain vintage pieces costing thousands of dollars. The term “used” became “vintage,” with old pieces of clothing becoming more valuable with age. I was inspired to undertake this project by my grandmother – specifically, I was inspired by her numerous black and white photo albums filled with vintage pieces from the ‘50s and ‘80s, albums I still enjoy looking through. I really admire the air of elegance and timelessness this type of garment gives the wearer, as well as the intricate details in the clothing that one does not often find today.

Alyssa Egnew: Senior, Civil Engineer


Classic knee-length striped skirt paired with a chain of pearls and red heels.



Turquoise fit and flare retro print dress with a boat neck neckline, paired with a leather turquoise belt and black heels.


A timeless black dress, paired with nude pumps and a white leather belt.

Sheila Capote: Senior, Chemical Engineer


Tanya Therathanakorn: Senior, Chemical Engineer

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