Join Marlise Schoeny for a discussion of the history of fashion as it relates to Columbus bicentennial history and its fashion industries. Two of retail fashions industry giants had their beginnings in Columbus, OhioFederated Department Stores in 1851 as S. Lazarus, and Limited Brands Inc. in 1963 as The Limited store in the Kingsdale shopping center. They began modestly and eventually gained nationwide recognition. Both had a major impact on the national fashion retail industry as well as the city of Columbus. There were many other contributors to this citys fashion story that secured Columbus a place on the map in the world of fashion.
Marlise Schoeny is the Assistant Curator of The Ohio State University’s Historic Costume & Textiles Collection.