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Alexander Julian: The Threads of Carolina Style

Few know Carolina style better than Alexander Julian. Raised in Chapel Hill, the designer got his start at the Franklin Street clothing shop that his parents opened in 1942.

In the 2016 Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture on April 19, Julian will explore Carolina style and his role in shaping it, including the signature argyle that adorns Carolina Tar Heel athletic uniforms.

The lecture celebrates the exhibition From Frock Coats to Flip-Flops: 100 Years of Fashion at Carolina, on view in Wilson Library through June 5. It is sponsored by the North Carolina Collection in Wilson Library and is open to the public at no charge.

The Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture honors the late Coates, who was an avid historian of UNC. She and her husband, Albert Coates, founded UNC’s Institute of Government, now the UNC School of Government.


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Event Information
The Threads of Carolina Style

Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture with designer Alexander Julian
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
5 p.m. Exhibition viewing | 5:30 p.m. Program
Wilson Special Collections Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Free and open to the public
Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, (919) 548-1203
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