October 1, 2023

Kevin McCluskey Appears in Connecticut Newspaper

Associate Professor of Theatre Kevin McCluskey was recently interviewed by Republican-American, a Connecticut newspaper, for his expertise in fashion history.

McCluskey was quoted in a story about the closing of a bridal store in Waterbury, Conn., after 43 years.

He say:

“By the time we get to the 70s, probably most women’s wedding dresses were manufactured, either by a local dress maker or a factory,” said Kevin McCluskey, associate professor of costume design with a specialty in fashion history and period style at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia.

Previous generations of American women were married in dresses handsewn by a female relative, he said. “My mother, who was married in ‘66, bought her wedding dress, but my aunt who was married five years earlier made her dress.”

Brides, past and present, return as Delianne’s gets ready to close