Hollywood Star's Costumes Given to IU

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(Image Courtesy of Brigitte Lacombe) (Image Courtesy of Brigitte Lacombe)
BLOOMINGTON -

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Glenn Close has donated her costume collection to Indiana University. The wardrobe spans nearly four decades and will be maintained within the school's Sage Fashion Collection. It includes pieces from nearly four dozen projects including "The Big Chill," "Fatal Attraction" and "101 Dalmatians."

Close says "I am thrilled and deeply grateful that my collection will have a permanent home in the beautiful, state-of-the-art archival center on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University, where it will be used for inspection and inspiration by students and faculty. I feel an energy, curiosity and quest for excellence at IU that matches my own. Each costume has a story, and I will keep adding to the collection as long as I find stories to tell."

The well-known star of stage and screen began her relationship with IU in 2013 through her national nonprofit designed to destigmatize mental illness called Bring Change 2 Mind. Close is also a longtime advocate for conservation, women's rights and veterans' resources and is the fifth recipient of the Indiana University Women's Philanthropy Leadership Council's Women Leading the Way Award. Close said she's humbled to receive the award and "I founded Bring Change to Mind because my sister, Jessie, and her son, Calen, had the incredible courage to speak out publicly about living with mental illness. It is because of the work of Dr. Bernice Pescosolido and the IU students who are developing Bring Change to Mind’s College Toolbox that I first came to IU."

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