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San Diego Historical Society New Stylin' Exhibition

San Diego Style, is a new exhibition showcasing more than 40 fashion ensembles from the San Diego Historical Society's 7,000-piece costume collection. The show explores San Diego fashion from the 19th century through the present.

Italian designer Emilio Pucci made this bold and colorful dress around 1972. It was worn by Kathryn Strope Colachis, a San Diego philanthropist.

Italian designer Emilio Pucci made this bold and colorful dress around 1972. It was worn by Kathryn Strope Colachis, a San Diego philanthropist.

Credit: Courtesy of the San Diego Historical Society

Well-known concert pianist, Ora McCuthen, made this dress, a variation on the leg o' mutton sleeve, with a small puff at the shoulder. Living in San Diego County her whole life, McCuthen often designed and sewed her own clothing.

Well-known concert pianist, Ora McCuthen, made this dress, a variation on the leg o' mutton sleeve, with a small puff at the shoulder. Living in San Diego County her whole life, McCuthen often designed and sewed her own clothing.

Credit: Courtesy of the San Diego Historical Society

This wedding gown was made by Ophelia Agnes, the sister of the bride, in 1887.

This wedding gown was made by Ophelia Agnes, the sister of the bride, in 1887.

French-born designer Pauline Trigère designed this black and white, polka dot dress around 1970.

French-born designer Pauline Trigère designed this black and white, polka dot dress around 1970.

Credit: Courtesy of the San Diego Historical Society

When many women began entering the work force during World War I, the clothing began to reflect a shift in women's roles. This silf taffeta jacket was made around 1915 by an unknown designer.

When many women began entering the work force during World War I, the clothing began to reflect a shift in women's roles. This silf taffeta jacket was made around 1915 by an unknown designer.

Credit: Courtesy of the San Diego Historical Society