Jessie Franklin Turner. Evening gown. c. 1932. Image Collection: Drexel Digital Museum. Object Collection: Fox Historic Costume Collection. Gift of Mrs. Lewis H. Parsons. 64.59.7.
Christian Lacroix. Evening gown. c. 1990. Image Collection: Drexel Digital Museum. Object Collection: Mari Shaw.
Our team has created prototype 3D interactive media, OBJECTVR , that allow the viewer to be an active participant in the exhibition of historic fashion. These images may be displayed at up to 3 times life size and re-purposed as HTML5 to display on the world wide web. Rich metadata descriptions, mapped to current standards of archiving, of these media ensure their persistent discovery, access and conservation via iDEA, the digital repository of the Drexel Libraries Group.
Animation: DDM Evening gown. Helena Rubinstein. c. 1930. Image Collection: Drexel Digital Museum Project. Object Collection: Fox Historic Costume Collection. 64.94.19. Gift of Mrs. Larry Stage.
The pattern-making, rendering and animation for the project above were realized using the Digital Clothing Suite, a software developed by the Digital Clothing Center, College of Engineering, Seoul National University, South Korea,and as part of an MOU between their lab and the Drexel Digital Museum Project,Westphal College, Drexel University. The project was funded by a ‘Digital Clothing Technology Development’ grant awarded by the Korean Ministry of Knowledge and Economics. MORE DIGITAL CLOTHING
Hubert d’Givenchy. Evening gown. 1963. Image Collection: Drexel Digital Museum. Object Collection: Fox Historic Costume Collection. 69.11.1. Gift of Her Royal Highness Princes Grace (Kelly) of Monaco
Geoffrey Beene. Evening gown and jacket. 1980s. Image Collection: Drexel Digital Museum. Object Collection: Iris Barrel Apfel.
Charles James. Evening gown. 1948. Image Collection: Drexel Digital Museum.Object Collection: Fox Historic Costume Collection. 64.35.2. Gift of Mrs. William S. (Babe) Paley.
3D panorama, A.J.Drexel Picture Gallery. (re-creation), Main Building, Drexel University. Photographers: Nick Jushchyshyn and Sarah Kenderdine.
We also use GigaPan technology to make panoramas of historic spaces. We plan to integrate the ObjectVR files into the panoramas for virtual exhibition. The Drexel Digital Museum is also home to galleries of textile and fashion design from private collections which follow.