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Albright Fashion Professor Works On Major Film

by Albright College

Dec 19, 2022

Paula Trimpey, M.F.A.,

“I Heard the Bells” grossed $2.77 million at the box office over its four-day debut beginning Dec. 1

Albright College Professor of Fashion, Paula Trimpey, M.F.A., of Reading, Pa., worked as a tailor/stitcher on the recently released major motion picture, “I Heard the Bells.” Trimpey also made an appearance in the film. Currently in theatres, the film is about the inspiring true story behind the beloved Christmas carol and its author, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

In addition to her work at several universities, Trimpey has designed and served as Costume Director at the Tuacahn Fine and Performing Arts Center (Utah), worked with touring Broadway shows through Troika Entertainment, and designed shows and held various other positions for 33 years with the Tony award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City.

In the fashion industry, Paula has worked with contractors in manufacturing of clothing for OshKosh B’gosh, Izod Lacoste, Lane Bryant, Bobbi Gayle, Speedo Sportswear, and American Vogue Designer and Albert Nipon.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities at Albright College, Trimpey designs costumes and manages the Theatre Department’s costume studio. Her primary focus lies in costume technology, which includes period patternmaking and draping, tailoring, period clothing construction, corsetry and applied design. She encourages students to complete independent research in period clothing construction and has provided annual workshops in Victorian and Renaissance corset making.

Named a top national college by Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, Albright College (founded 1856) is home to a diverse community of learners who cultivate integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. Through learning experiences that engage a student’s creative and innovative capacities across all disciplines, both inside and outside of the classroom, an Albright College education guarantees that each student learns how to engage the world, understand the world, and is prepared to make an impact on a rapidly changing world. Located in Reading, Pa., Albright is home to undergraduate students, adult learners and graduate students.

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