Inspiring Beauty: What’s Your Style?

As your students will see in the Inspiring Beauty exhibition, fashion design is a form of expression—one that is influenced by the world around us and that changes over time. Remind your students that individualism and identity are reflected in the type of clothing and accessories one wears. Ask them to bring one item that best speaks to an idea they have or to who they are as an individual. Items may include a stuffed animal, t-shirt, or favorite pair of shoes. For younger students, as a class-building activity, encourage the discovery of connections they have with fellow classmates.