Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS)

Publication Date

Spring 3-28-2023


O'More College of Architecture and Design


Fashion Design and Merchandising

BURS Faculty Advisor

Priscilla Gitimu

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation


This venture was about reimaginations of the Romantic and Victorian era fashion through the person of Audrey Hepburn, a famous 1960’s Movie star. The Romantic and Victorian eras were chosen because of their similarities and the beauty of those eras in expressing femininity for women. The colors served as a main source of inspiration because they conveyed a feminine vintage feel for the garments. Additionally, inspiration was drawn from the patterns and textures of fabric, especially silk textiles whose satin finish complemented the shiny, smooth, and silky feel of the fabrics. The reimagined fashion images on display illustrate how a lady can express her attractiveness by showcasing her genuine self through attire. The dresses display various lengths, sleeves, and necklines that are flattering. The two-piece outfits utilized draping techniques, and the thickness of the skirts truly showcase both eras separately. The favorite part of the illustration was the sleeves since they made the gowns big and bold. From this project, we observe how fashion changed over these many eras, from bell to off-the-shoulder sleeves.