Fashion Department holds “Discovery Day” seminar Reply

By Paris Adams – 1851 Staff

Lasell students, faculty and alumni gathered in de Witt Hall on for a seminar entitled “Fashion is Alive and Well, and Living at Lasell College” that centered around the current happenings and opportunities in the world of fashion merchandising, and featured a keynote speaker as well as alumni and student panel discussions. The event was primarily organized by Professor Anne Vallely and Department Chair Lynn Blake, who worked to secure the keynote speaker and panelists.


Further success for “Fashion and Satire” exhibit Reply

By Leanne Signoriello & Paris Adams Features Editor and 1851 Staff


Photo courtesy of Jill Carey

Upon passing under the inviting red awning of The Society of Illustrators, gallery goers are drawn in by the prominent fashion on display, and the comical illustrations that accompany them. Through the unique descriptions of each piece, attendees are given an insight into how artists Orson Byron Lowell and Charles Dana Gibson viewed the lifestyle of the American elite in the 20th century. More…

Fashion professor, students collaborate for successful exhibition in Newport, RI Reply

By Samantha Plumley – 1851 Staff

From behind locked doors, exquisite pieces from the Lasell Fashion Collection are on view for the public, alongside items from outside resources. Those who have experienced the Lasell Fashion Collection know the significance of these priceless pieces.


Associate Professor of Fashion Jill Carey (Center) with the four interns who helped create her new exhibit “Fashion and Satire: The Drawings of Orson Byron Lowell and Charles Dana Gibson” at the Rosecliff mansion in Newport, RI. (Photo Courtesy of Jill Carey)


Senior fashion collection show preview Reply

By Mackenzie Dineen – 1851 Staff

Tickets are now on sale for Lasell’s Senior Fashion Show known as Runway, and this year’s senior class features 20 talented students, all with original ideas and looks. Three standout designers are Chloe Fimlaid, Rebecca Marie Douglas, and Rebekah Miller.


A dress sample from senior Rebekah Miller’s senior collection which will premiere on April 30 at the Senior Fashion Showcase. Photo by Rosemary Leger


Students connect with professionals Reply

By Ryan Fitzgerald, Tristan Davis, Alex Balletto – Co-Editor-in-Chief, Features Editor, 1851 Staff

March observed Daylight Savings Time in most of the world, but on the Lasell campus, it was also a month of “days” to save: Hospitality Day (March 2), COM Day (March 8), and Fashion Day (March 22).


Pulitzer-prize winning reporter Michael Rezendes speaks to students in de Witt Hall on COM Day.


Fashion department partners with Dana-Farber art collection 1

Lasell’s current display at Dana-Farber features a 1950s Jacques Tiffeau cocktail dress. (Photos courtesy of Jill Carey)

Natalie Kfoury – Co-Editor-in-Chief

The fashion department has partnered with Dana-Farber and Frederic Sharf, who organizes exhibitions of fashion and art at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber, and Boston Children’s Hospital, to install the first piece of fashion in Dana-Farber’s art collection. Senior fashion merchandising major Kayla Diggins worked to provide research on the dress that is currently on display at the hospital. More…

Dean Austin is a traveler and fashionista Reply

Vice President of Student Affairs Diane Austin is a vintage clothing afficionado and picks up many pieces during her travels in the country and around the world. (Photo by Danielle Cutillo)

Vice President of Student Affairs Diane Austin is a vintage clothing afficionado and picks up many pieces during her travels in the country and around the world. (Photo by Danielle Cutillo)

Danielle Cutillo – 1851 Staff

Some may know Diane Austin as the Vice President of Student Affairs who is in her 19th year here at Lasell. “I came to Lasell because of the wonderful opportunity to take on responsibility and to grow,” said Austin. She describes her days at Lasell as challenging, exciting, and always changing.

What some might not know about Austin is her love of traveling and fashion. Austin caught the “travel bug” after almost 14 years of being married and realized there was so much more she wanted to experience. More…