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The first national meeting of textile and clothing professors took place in Madison, Wisconsin in June 1959. With a mission to advance excellence in education, scholarship and innovation, and their global applications, the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) is a professional and educational association of scholars, educators, and students in the textile, apparel, and merchandising disciplines in higher education.
This site provides free, public access to the ITAA annual conference proceedings beginning in 2015. Previous proceedings can be found by following the "Additional ITAA Proceedings" link on the left sidebar of this page.
This look was inspired by and created for the Valentine Museum’s costume exhibit, ‘Classical Allure’ that opened in spring of 2015. The exhibit is based off the three Greek goddesses pictured on the Virginia State seal—Libertas, Virtus and Ceres and revolved around the idea of the female forms relationship with modern prevailing fashion trends from the last century.