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Friends of LSU Textile & Costume Museum to Hold “Your Friend’s Closet” Sale Oct. 13

10/03/2013 11:30 AM

BATON ROUGE – The Friends of the LSU Textile & Costume Museum will hold its “Your Friends’ Closet Sale” on Sunday, Oct.13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the LSU 4-H Mini Farm, located behind John M. Parker Coliseum. Proceeds from the sale will support the LSU Textile & Costume Museum.


As part of the sale, vintage and fashion apparel, jewelry and accessories from many of the finest closets in Baton Rouge and beyond will be on sale. Items will be available for all ages and sizes of women, men and children. There will also be a creative costume rack, just in time for Halloween.


During an Early Bird Presale from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Baton Rouge native and Project Runway All-Stars’ Season 2 Winner Anthony Ryan Auld will also preview his spring 2014 collection.


Admission to the presale is $10, while tickets to the closet sale is $5 for general admission and $3 for LSU students with a valid ID.


For more information on the sale, contact Melinda Mooney at 225-578-2281.


Part of the LSU College of Agriculture’s Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising, the Textile & Costume Museum preserves a vital part of history and promotes the understanding and enjoyment of diverse textile traditions. It promotes conservation, research, teaching and public service. Research includes studies of the technical, aesthetic, historic and socio-cultural significance of textiles and apparel. Exhibitions interpret the findings of such research to the university community and the public. With beginnings in the 1930s as a teaching collection, the museum has since expanded to include conservation, research and public exhibition facilities. The gallery is the only one of its kind in the state and was established in 1992 with a grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents. Today, the museum has become Louisiana’s pre-eminent institution for the preservation, collection and research of textile artifacts. It is one of the component collections of the Louisiana Museum of Natural History at LSU.


To learn more about the museum, visit or contact Pamela P. Vinci, curator of the museum, at 225-578-2403 or 225-578-5992 or email




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