Relive the Best of ’80s Fashion at Drexel This Weekend

Bask in all the shoulder pad glory.

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Although some of us might look back on photos from the ’80s and cringe, the over-the-top fashion decade gave us some beautiful textiles, legendary designers and trends that still inform the way we dress today.

For an inside look at the brilliance of the 1980s, check out the fashion presentation and lecture happening at Drexel University this Saturday, part of the Historic Costume Collection’s ‘Style Saturday’ program.

Normally closed to the public (which is a shame, because the collection is incredible), Drexel’s Historic Costume Collection will be opening to guests to showcase gems from the big-hair-neon-everything era, including stunning pieces by designers Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Lacroix and Emanuel Ungaro. (Swoon!)

The event, Luxe Redux: Fashions of the 1980s, takes place this Saturday, February 7th, from 10am to 1pm in the URBN Center located at 3501 Market Street. Tickets are $50 each, and–from the looks of it–are worth every penny.

Read the full press release for more details here, and purchase tickets here.