Oakton alum creates virtual WW II fashion exhibit for alma mater

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(Courtesy Robert Noia)

After graduating from Oakton, Noia, 27, now a fashion designer living in Chicago, went on to major in fashion design at Columbia College Chicago and continued his studies at Central Saint Martins in London.

Wendy Adele-Marie, professor of history at Oakton, recently asked her former student to help design a project for the College. The exhibition, “World War ChIIC,” debuts on Instagram on Oct. 19. The virtual exhibition captures the fashion imagery in Europe and the United States in the early to late 1940s.

“It covers the women and men’s clothing of the period, from the everyday clothing to the high

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