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Freudian psychoanalysis team wins 2013 Historical Project Runway

July 16, 2014

  • Professor Andy Bernstein, acting as Tim Gunn, gives one team pointers on their fashion interpretation of the Silk Road. Photo credit: Hanna Grannis ’16
  • Participants line up for the judges. Photo credit: Hanna Grannis ’16
  • The panel of faculty and staff judges critique contestants at the end of the catwalk. Photo credit: Hanna Grannis ’16

The history department’s Historical Project Runway event, currently in its second year, is a competition that serves as a means for style savvy historians and non-majors alike to see who has what it takes to make it in the world of fashion history.

This year’s themes ranged far and wide, from the Silk Road and Mexican revolutionary artwork to the Bandung conference and the Federal Highway Act of 1956.


Two history majors, Caleb Diehl ’16 and Olivia Rose Davis ’16, and biology major Caitlin Morrish ’16, won the competition with their haute couture interpretation of Freudian psychoanalysis.

A version of this article originally appeared in Footnotes, the history department newsletter. 

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