Oral History Interview with Lorraine Howes, April 10, 2016
This video is unedited raw footage intended for post production processing that did not come to fruition at the time of its creation. Assembled from multiple raw digital files 09.02.2023.
A South African native, Professor Emerita Lorraine de Wet Howes joined RISD’s Apparel Design department in 1972, becoming its decades-long department head in 1976. Prior to coming to RISD, Lorraine studied at Warner Beach College in Natal, South Africa (1951-1953) and the School of Fashion Design, Boston (1957-1958), and after working in various jobs in the fashion industry, including modeling, ran her own design house, Lorraine de Wet, in Boston (1962-1972).
Produced by Eliza DeCubellis.
Date of Interview
Apparel Design: ILZRO House, RISD Oral Histories, oral history, archives, interview
Howes, Lorraine; DeCubellis, Eliza J.; and Archives, RISD, "Oral History Interview with Lorraine Howes, April 10, 2016" (2016). RISD Oral History Project. 17.