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'What were we thinking?:' Library event looks back at 60s fashion

Ruth Wood (left) and Mary-Alice Muraski strike a pose in some colorful outfits at the conclusion of the public library's 60s fashion show. Wood modeled several outfits during the show. Muraski wore one of her own dresses from the era. Muraski was one of several audience members who wore or brought with them a 60s fashion artifact.

Bright colors, tall boots and polyester double-knit paraded through the library's lower level Sunday afternoon, Feb. 16. UW-River Falls Theater Department Chair Robin Murray, herself in a brightly-colored top and yellow boots, gave the audience a few lessons in 1960s fashion history, assisted by a group of models wearing 60s fashions.

Several audience members also wore or brought 1960s outfits or other artifacts to share informally after the presentation.

The 60s fashion show presentation, which Murray titled "Fashion in the Greater 60s 1957-1974: What were we thinking?" in her power point, was a part of River Falls Reads.

For more photos, please see the Feb. 20 print edition of the River Falls Journal. 

Gretta Stark

Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.

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