Sponsored by Swarovski and built by Orion, Cocktail Culture: Ritual and Invention in American Fashion 1920-1980, was an exhibit that celebrated cocktail hour from it’s earliest incarnation in the late 19th century up through the late 20th century.  The exhibit was held in the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design and was deemed the largest in the Costume Department’s history, including pieces from fashion icons like Dior, Mainbocher, and Charles James, as well as local garment makers from Providence.  The showcase was arranged by theme showing a progression through the prohibition, post-war and disco eras, and displayed a combination of items from industrial design, fashion design and film.