605 Elm Street, Columbia, MO 65201

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MOda 200: Missouri Style Makers, Merchants and Memories is on display through June 2022 at the Center for Missouri Studies Art Gallery. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection and the State Historical Society of Missouri to commemorate Missouri’s bicentennial anniversary. Clothing, textiles, artwork, and accessory artifacts highlight the evolution of Missouri style and the important role of the apparel industry—from rural dressmakers to urban retail and manufacturing giants—in the state’s economic development.


Once the world’s largest primary fur market, a global leader of stylish footwear, the nation’s second-largest garment and millinery producer, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of junior dresses, Missouri’s mark on fashion has become part of its forgotten past, but emerging designers, retailers, and manufacturers are slowly reclaiming these roots to create a new fashion future.

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