O'More College of Architecture and Design
Fashion Design and Merchandising
BURS Faculty Advisor
The King’s Fashion Reimagined
This was a venture to reimagine the fashion of Elvis Presley, the king of rock and roll in the 1970s. Elvis was known for the bold jumpsuits he often wore while performing. His fashion style was reimagined through the lens of upper-class 18th century styles. The 18th century gave us permission to be luxurious. The18th century elements such as the ditto suit and cravat were combined with 1970s jumpsuits and bell bottoms to create a whimsical reimagined collection of stage costumes.
Reeder, Callie J., "The King’s Fashion Reimagined" (2022). Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS). 250.