Open Starting April 2022 – April 2023 / Donna Gallery

This retrospective exhibition analyzes Luis Estévez, a bi-sexual Cuban American fashion designer, and his career, spanning from the 1950s to the 1990s. There is heightened attention to use of exoticizing and othering language surrounding Estévez in the media, his candidness, and overall lack of representation in fashion history.

Curated by Joshua Simon, MS student in Apparel Merchandising and Design and the Agatha Huepenbecker Burnet endowed graduate teaching and research assistant at the ISU Textiles and Clothing Museum.