Historic Costume Gallery spotlights polyester, other synthetic fashions

<p>Synonymous with the 1970s, leisure suits and disco, polyester gets its due in a new exhibit at Stephens College. "Synthetic Evolution: The Rise of Polyester and Other Synthetic Fibers" opened Sept. 11 in the college's Historic Costume Gallery.</p>
Friday, September 12, 2008 | 12:00 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA - Polyester does not bring to mind visions of high fashion. It doesn't breathe. It itches. And for heaven's sake, don't light a match around it.