Jill Carey | Lasell Fashion CollectionThe Lasell Fashion Collection (LFC) is used to further develop its multi- faceted designation as both a working and museum collection. This exceptional resource provides a platform for the college's educational mission which includes "Where the Classroom is the Real World". In other words, the holdings are used for teaching, research, and exhibitions. The goal is to provide a real world simulation that pertains to collection management, curatorial practices and professional presentation.

The Fashion Department welcomes quality donations to help expand student and public awareness of the value of costume in understanding social history. The LFC is accessible to both the Lasell community and the general public for research purposes on an appointment basis. 

Note from Lasell Fashion Collection Curator,
Professor Jill Carey
(617) 243-2299

The Lasell Fashion Collection website was created by Lasell students Kayla Diggins and Brittany Musto. Kayla used this project as inspiration for her Lasell Honors component, and created an individual project film that further explored and documented the process of developing a website.

Kayla Diggins graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Retail and Merchandising in May 2014. While at Lasell, she was an honors student with a particular interest in history and dress.  As a junior, she studied abroad in Florence, Italy learning the importance of cultural immersion while continuing her education with diverse courses. As part of the Collection Research and Management course, she collaborated to establish an online presence for the Lasell College Fashion Collection. 

Brittany Musto received a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion and Retail Merchandising with a minor in Event Management in May 2014. At Lasell, Brittany participated in many connected learning experiences that enhanced her educational foundation and experiential knowledge. During the fall of Brittany's junior year, she had the opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy. Her international exposure improved her personal growth, while building upon a global perspective in her chosen disciplines. Brittany was also invited to enroll in a 400 level research course associated with the Lasell Fashion Collection where she co-developed a web presence for this unique educational resource.